News & events

Recent news from Arts Law:

Protecting Aboriginal Cultural Heritage: proposed reform in NSW

8th May 2014

Arts Law makes a submission in response to the NSW Government's model for stand-alone Aboriginal Cultural Heritage legislation.


New Information Sheets for 2014

28th January 2014

The Arts Law Centre has just created a range of useful new info sheets for the start of 2014


Australian Copyright Council National Seminar Program 2014

22nd January 2014

The Australian Copyright Council will be holding a range of seminars throughout Australia for 2014.


2014 Dreamtime at the ‘G competition - great terms and conditions!

20th January 2014

The Richmond Football Club agrees to improve the 2014 Dreamtime at the ‘G competition terms and conditions!


The Arts Law Centre of Australia receives Major Funding from Australia Council for the Arts

17th December 2013

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is pleased to announce triennial funding from the Australia Council for 2014-16. In 2014 Arts Law will also receive an additional $200,000 through the Australia Council’s Unfunded Excellence program.


Launch of new Pro Bono Service, National Indigenous Art Registration Service

29th November 2013

Earlier this week Arts Law and Gadens launched a new Pro Bono program, the National Indigenous Art Registration Service. This service will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in ensuring that their artworks are correctly registered under the Personal Property and Security Register.


FREE Brunch and Workshops to launch new resources for Art Centres

28th August 2013

Are you going to Desart Mob this year?

If so please make time to attend Arts Law’s FREE brunch and workshop sessions on Sunday the 8th of September, starting at 10am. We will be discussing two new resources developed specifically for art centres  at Witchetty’s, Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs.


Repeal of unfair WA intestacy laws comes into full effect

9th August 2013

Great news! The repeal of unfair WA intestacy laws came into full effect on Wednesday 7 August 2013.

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Arts Law succeeds in creating export exemption to benefit Indigenous artists

8th August 2013

The Federal Government has exempted the native plant, pandanus spiralus from the List of Exempt Native Specimens so that articles made from pandanus can now be exported overseas without restrictions.

For more background on the Pandanus problem see


Torres Strait Workshops for Artists

9th July 2013

Two days of workshops and talks where artists can discuss and learn more about the legal issues surrounding their artforms with Arts Law's Delwyn Everard and Donna Carstens

Dates: 23rd of July 9am - 3pm & 24th of July 10.30am - 12pm

Venue: Torres Strait Regional Authority, Torres Haus, 46 Victoria Parade


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