Trade practices

Arts Law 2013 Pro Bono Awards

By Arts Law Centre of Australia on 24th June 2013

On Wednesday 29th May 2013, Arts Law celebrated the pro bono work of lawyers around the country who give back through their pro bono work in the arts community. For the last 9 years, Arts Law has commissioned a print to award to 30 lawyers celebrating their significant pro bono contribution. 

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The Wandjina case demonstrates the lack of protection for Indigenous culture

By Robyn Ayres on 30th September 2010

The Law Report on the ABC's Radio National recently ran a story about a gallery in the Blue Mountains which has erected a statue featuring creation spirits from Western Australia, a case which highlights the current gaps in protection for Indigenous cultural and intellectual property

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‘Authentic’ Aboriginal Art - ACCC v Australian Dreamtime Creations

By Meher Gaven on 31st March 2010

On 21 December 2009 Justice Mansfield in the Federal Court found that Australian Dreamtime Creations Pty Ltd ('Dreamtime Creations') misled consumers by making misleading representations about artworks using Indigenous art styles. The Court held that Dreamtime Creations breached s.52 of the Trade Practices Act ('Act') which prohibits corporations from engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct.

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Sellers of Fake Indigenous Art Stopped

By Amity Jarvis on 31st March 2009

Amity discusses recent Federal Court orders in an ACCC action against Queensland art dealers who were selling works incorrectly labeled as ‘authentic' Aboriginal art and artefacts.

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