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Cultural practice no longer under busking laws
The City of Sydney has recently released a new policy which distinguishes the cultural expression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from public busking performances.
Artists in the Black heads to the Centre
In June, Arts Law solicitors Donna Robinson and Roxanne Lorenz, together with Carmel Young, Acting Program Manager at Desart, travelled to the Ikunji Art Centre at Haasts Bluff, 250km west of Alice Springs.
Arts Law responds to $2.3 million Birubi judgement
In October 2018 the Federal Court found that Birubi had made false and misleading representations in breach of the Australian Consumer Law in the sale of souvenir boomerangs, didgeridoos, message stones and bullroarers. Birubi marketed and labelled these products as Australian made and hand painted by Australian Aboriginal persons, when in fact they were made … Continued
Outreach trip to Maningrida
In May, Arts Law CEO Robyn Ayres travelled to Maningrida, a First Nations community in remote West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.  
Arts Law welcomes new President, Justice John Sackar

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is thrilled to announce our new President, the Honourable Justice John Sackar.

Justice Sackar joins us as a distinguished legal practitioner and a strong advocate for the Australian arts community and a keen collector of art and other objects. He is particularly passionate about protecting the moral and legal rights of artists and the special cultural integrity of Indigenous art. 

Arts Law & Artists in the Black on Outreach in WA

Arts Law’s Robyn Ayres and Donna Robinson were in Broome and Fitzroy Crossing this month to visit local First Nations art centres. They were joined by local Perth lawyer, Matt Clarke from Dentons. 

Arts Law CEO, Robyn Ayres gave us an inside look at what they achieved on their trip. 

Arts Law responds to arts policies announced by Labor and the Greens in lead up to Election.

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) commends Labor and the Greens for pledging their support to the Australian arts sector but calls for stronger investment in the Australian literature and visual arts sectors, and legislative protection of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property rights. The Coalition is sadly silent by comparison, although it has made similar commitments in the music sector to those made by Labor. 

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