About this inquiry

The Committee will inquire into the growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 'style' art and craft products and merchandise for sale across Australia.
Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

21 Sep 2018: Canberra, ACT
20 Sep 2018: Canberra, ACT
13 Sep 2018: Canberra, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

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Terms of Reference

Inquire into and report on the growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ‘style’ art and craft products and merchandise for sale across Australia, including:

  • the definition of authentic art and craft products and merchandise;
  • current laws and licensing arrangements for the production, distribution, selling and reselling of authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft products and merchandise;
  • an examination of the prevalence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ‘style’ art and craft products and merchandise in the market;
  • options to promote the authentic products for the benefit of artists and consumers; and
  • options to restrict the prevalence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ‘style’ art and craft products and merchandise in the market.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 4559
Fax: (02) 6277 8461
IndigenousAffairs.reps@aph.gov.au

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