National Human Rights Action Plan

The Federal Government is developing a National Human Rights Action Plan to outline future action for the promotion and protection of human rights. Part of this Action Plan was the Baseline Study survey on the experience and protection of human rights in Australia. Arts Law contributed a submission identifying issues relevant to the arts.

Wandjina Sculpture

The controversial Katoomba stone sculpture depicting Wanjina has been vandalised.

Fake Aboriginal souvenirs

ABC's 7.30 Report recently reported on the impact that fake-Aboriginal craft imports are having on the Aboriginal arts industry.

Wandjina controversy

ABC Radio National's Law Report recently produced a story about a controversy unfolding around a sculpture in the Blue Mountains.

Freehills Advises on The Aboriginal Planning Authority

In February 2009 the Arts Law Centre of Australia approached Freehills to provide legal advice, on a pro bono basis, concerning the application of certain provisions of Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972 (WA) (Act) to Indigenous persons.