SUBMISSION: Senate Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries

The Arts Law Centre of Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond in respect of Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions including, but not limited to, Indigenous, regional, rural and community based organisations. Arts Law broadly supports the Inquiry’s attention to the relevant economic factors in the current creative climate in Australia, particularly … Continued

Arts Law Allies Launch

On 6 October we are hosting a livestream event to launch our new Arts Law Allies program. Arts Law Allies are passionate advocates who help support Arts Law to strengthen value and respect for arts and culture to make a better world. This livestream fundraising event will feature artists and supporters of Arts Law talking … Continued

Confused about Copyright and the Aboriginal Flag?

The Aboriginal Flag has been under the spotlight since the AFL announced they would not be using the flag in their 2020 Indigenous Round. But why and how is the Aboriginal Flag different to other flags? Unlike the Australian flag (and those of other countries for instance) the copyright in the Aboriginal Flag is privately … Continued

Funding secured for Artists in the Black and new project Licensing the Right Way

Arts Law is pleased to announce that we have secured $550,000 over five years through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program to support Artists in the Black and a new project Licensing the Right Way. This new project will improve licensing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and build best practice … Continued

Changes coming to the Australian Copyright Act

The Federal Government has announced its intention to move ahead with copyright reforms. According to a recent press release the changes aim to provide a more flexible and adaptable framework that will better support the needs of Australian copyright users to access content in an increasingly digital environment. Arts Law is concerned about any reform … Continued

SUBMISSION: Senate Inquiry into the destruction of caves at Juukan Gorge

Arts Law is in the unique position of having consulted with and advised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia. Much of that advice has focused on ways of securing protection for Indigenous cultural heritage as expressed through Indigenous art, music and performance. On 23-24 May 2020, Rio Tinto destroyed two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal cultural … Continued

Arts Law and First Languages Australia join forces

Arts Law and First Languages Australia have joined forces to give Language Centres and programs access our Artist in The Black service through 2020 and 2021. First Languages Australia was founded in 2013 to support a future where Aboriginal language communities and Torres Strait Islander language communities have full command of their languages and can … Continued

Arts Law inspires the formation of French organisation le Barreau des Arts

In a time when the closing of borders seems to be an overused tool to curb the spread of the epidemic, our commitment to the arts community must remain consistent and persistent. The arts community has been particularly affected by the pandemic, we therefore must reaffirm that when it comes to strengthening value and respect for arts and culture, national borders become irrelevant, as the arts community spans the entire globe.

Reconciliation Week 2020

Reconciliation aspires to a fair and equal Australia. It requires the nation to pause, to think and to come together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. With that end in mind, reconciliation is a national – at times painful – transitioning process, the goal of which is to rectify the iniquity, remedy the injustice … Continued

Arts Law holds our first virtual AGM

For the very first time, Arts Law held our Annual General Meeting virtually, with our board and staff dialling in from all over the country.  There were no changes to the make-up of the board with several members re-elected for new terms and our newest members, Dr Emma Hicks and Dr Jared Thomas, officially elected … Continued


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