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Breaking News – 44 Aboriginal organisations investigated for fraud and corruption, shocking misuse of taxpayer’s money, and abuse of power

Allegations of fraud, shocking waste and corruption have rocked Indigenous-run organisations around the country. There are 44 Indigenous organisations and programs currently being investigated by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s IAG Risk, Compliance and Integrity branch. Four Corners has learned that, in some cases, executives and other trusted figures abused their positions and…

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Media Release: Request for the Australian Government to intervene in the Arts Law Centre of Australia breach of moral rights of non-Aboriginal artists Benedikt Osváth and Gina Sinozich

…and to instruct the Arts Law Centre to remove or change its offensive wording and lack of acknowledgement in its material, articles and publications – in all the instances where the wording is in breach of Australian Copyright Law…

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False attribution by the Arts Law Centre of the Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone sculpture by Benedikt Osváth; Request to the Federal Government for an Inquiry into Aboriginal violence against non-Aboriginal artists and into Corruption in the Aboriginal Industry – Published in the Public Interest

False attribution by the Arts Law Centre of the Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone sculpture by Benedikt Osváth; Request to the Federal Government for an Inquiry into Aboriginal violence against non-Aboriginal artists and into Corruption in the Aboriginal Industry – Published in the Public Interest “Dreamtime Set in Stone – the Truth about Australian…

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Open Letter to the Liberal Government; and thanks to the Office for the Arts for defunding the Arts Law Centre of Australia

Open Letter to the Liberal Government; and thanks to the Office for the Arts for defunding the Arts Law Centre of Australia Before the Federal election on 7 September 2013, this request was sent to the Liberal coalition, in expectation they will take over and liberate Australian people from the Labor Government and its tyranny….

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The NSW Land and Environment Court has ordered the removal of a Katoomba sculpture

 The NSW Land and Environment Court has ordered the removal of a Katoomba sculpture deemed offensive by Aboriginal communities in Western Australia and the Blue Mountains. But ModroGorje Wellness and Art Centre owner Vesna Tenodi said the decision to have the Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone sculpture removed from the front lawn of her…

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Arts Law Centre: How to use other laws to enforce non-existent law, 18 April 2011

In 2010, a gallery in the Blue Mountains in NSW erected a large sculpture featuring Wandjinas, the creation spirit sacred to the Worrora, Wunumbal and Ngarinyin Aboriginal tribes in Western Australia. Artists in the Black was contacted by both the people of the Katoomba area and Mowanjum Arts which represents artists from the three language…

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Arts Law Centre: The Wandjina case, 30 September 2010

The Law Report on ABC’s Radio National recently ran a story(i) about a gallery in the Blue Mountains which has erected a large outside sculpture featuring Wandjinas, the creation spirit sacred to three Aboriginal tribes in the Kimberley in Western Australia(ii). The gallery, in a separate initiative is also encouraging artists to create their own…