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SUBMISSION: Digital Platforms Services Inquiry – Report on General Online Retail Marketplaces

Arts Law has made a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), who are currently examining general online retail marketplaces (such as eBay Australia, Amazon Australia, Catch.com.au, and Kogan’) as part of their ongoing five-year inquiry into digital platform services. In Arts Law’s submission, we raised the following issues which we are aware impact … Continued

COVID-19 Resources and Support for 2021

I Lost My Gig Australia estimates that 23,000 gigs have been cancelled in Australia since 1 July 2021 leading to a combined loss of income of over $63 million. Only 7% of artists and arts organisations are operating at pre-pandemic levels. These startling statistics outline the impact that the latest round of lockdowns has had … 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

PRIZE REVIEW: Portia Geach Memorial Award

Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions (T&Cs) of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize.  … Continued

Buy 3 Get 20% Off Contract Templates

We conducted a survey earlier this year to find out what you wanted to see more of in art+LAW and many of you told us you want more contract templates. You’ll see that this month we’ve featured four of our most popular templates. To set you up with all the contract templates you may need … Continued

Arts Law reviews Telstra’s Emerging Choreographer (TEC) Competition

AboutArts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize.  Entrants … 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

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