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Indigenous art - securing the future: Australia's Indigenous visual arts and craft sector

Australian Government response to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee Report

20 Aug 2008
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This is the Australian Government's response to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Inquiry into the Indigenous visual arts and craft sector, Indigenous Arts - Securing the Future, as tabled on 20 June 2007. 

The government's response includes a rejection of the recommendation by the then-government majority of the committee that a resale right for artists not be introduced. The government's response confirms the current government?s commitment to introduce a resale royalty scheme for artists, and refers to a proposed 'cross-Government working group' to implement the scheme and finalisation of the parameters of the scheme following 'targeted consultation with visual arts and art market sectors'.

The response also rejects the Committee's recommendation for the introduction of legislation to protect Indigenous cultural and intellectual property (referring to protection under existing legislation), and notes that the Attorney-General's Department is preparing a briefing on Indigenous Communal Moral Rights (ICMR), and that the government has not made a decision about whether it will introduce legislation to protect ICMR.

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2008
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