Vale Dr B Marika AO

It is with deep sadness that Arts Law and Artists in the Black mourn the passing of Dr B Marika AO. A Traditional Owner of the Rirratjingu clan of the Yolngu people at Yalangbara, Marika was for decades a printmaker, advocate and activist at the heart of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Australia. … Continued

Changes to Superannuation Rules, 1 July 2021

Super Guarantee Rate Rise The Super Guarantee rate rose from 9.5% to 10% on 1 July 2021. If you are an employer, from 1 July you need to pay your employees minimum superannuation (the Super Guarantee) calculated as 10% of their eligible earnings, to their nominated super account.  Remember that if you pay contractors mainly for their labour, they are employees for Super Guarantee purposes and you may need to pay superannuation to a super account for them.  … Continued

Lockdown Update – Legal advice services unaffected

It is again a trying time for many artists, arts organisations and communities with parts of the country facing lockdowns for the first time in a year. Rest assured that Arts Law will be continuing our legal advice services throughout any lockdowns. Artists and arts organisations who have any legal issues or questions they would … Continued

Arts Law completes their first year of partnership with First Languages Australia

Arts Law has just completed our first year of partnership with First Languages Australia and their 30 plus Indigenous language centre members.  During the first year of the partnership, our focus was on developing templates and materials to support language centres in carrying out their activities in addition to legal advice where needed and leading … Continued

Help Support the Arts in our 2021 Giving Campaign

As we naviagte our way back towards the “new normal”, there is an opportunity to focus on what is important, on what nourishes our lives, on what makes our lives better, and what we can actively do to make it a better world. We want to make the arts part of the new normal. The … Continued

Arts Law board member Dr Andrew Lu AM honoured at Queen’s Birthday

Arts Law would like to extend our warm congratulations to Dr Andrew Lu AM, who was recently appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia on the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for “significant service to the visual and performing arts, to the law and to legal education”. Andrew was previously … Continued

2021 Pro Bono Award winners announced

Congratulations to all our Pro Bono Award Winners. Each of these individuals has made an extraordinary contribution to Arts Law by volunteering their time and expertise. Without each of you we would not have the reach and impact that we do

Helping Aboriginal artists tackle misuse of their artworks by sports clubs

Artists should not have to wear the consequences when their works have been misused on sports jerseys.   With Indigenous Rounds and other initiatives becoming integral features of major sporting codes across the country, there are increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers to have their work put onto the jerseys, merchandise … Continued

Arts Law Allies raise $60,000 for Australia’s artists

On 6 October we were joined by artists, arts workers, lawyers and supporters of Arts Law to launch our new donor program the Arts Law Allies. In line with our new purpose to strengthen value and respect for arts and culture to make a better world, Arts Law Allies are passionate advocates who donate $1,000 or more to help support Arts Law to achieve this goal.