There are no consultations currently open.
Consultations - submissions closed
- Consultation on legal deposit
The Attorney-General’s Department is seeking comments from interested stakeholders on a proposed model to extend the legal deposit obligation in section 201 of the Copyright Act 1968 to include deposit of digital material to the National Library of Australia.
- National Cultural Policy
The Australian Government is currently developing Australia’s first National Cultural Policy in nearly two decades. Consultation on the National Cultural Policy discussion paper has now closed. Public submissions will be made available for viewing on the website as soon as possible. It is anticipated that the final policy will be released in 2012.
- Immunity from Seizure
The Australian Government has conducted public consultation on the potential introduction of immunity from seizure legislation in Australia. The submission period closed on 28 August 2011.
- Review of Private Sector Support for the Arts 2011
The Australian Government has published a discussion paper and terms of reference for this review which seeks public input on increasing the private sector’s support for the arts and which will also assist in development of a national cultural policy.
- The Indigenous Broadcasting and Media Sector Review
The Australian Government has published an issues paper and terms of reference for the Review. The submission period closed on 20 August 2010.
- 2010 Review of the Australian Independent Screen Production Sector
The Australian Government has published a discussion paper and terms of reference for for this review, which is examining the ongoing viability of the independent production sector and the extent to which government support measures are assisting the sector to achieve screen cultural objectives. The submission period closed on 29 April 2010.
- Bringing Aussie musicians centre stage
On 22 December Minister Garrett released a discussion paper on a proposed new scheme that, if implemented, will ensure that Australian musicians get to share the spotlight with international acts touring the country. The public are invited to comment on the proposal. Submissions closed 12 February 2010.
- Discussion Paper on National Security Legislation - proposed changes to sedition laws
The Government released a Discussion Paper of reforms to Australia's national security legislation that proposed changes to sedition laws to better protect freedom of expression. The public were invited to comment. Submissions closed 25 September 2009. Find out more about the proposed changes to sedition laws or visit the Attorney-General’s Department website
- Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 and Regulations
This review was undertaken by the department in 2009. Submissions in response to a discussion paper closed on 6 March 2009 and are available for download. The review report is also available.
- Discussion Paper on the Extension of Legal Deposit of 'library material'
2007 Discussion Paper on the Extension of Legal Deposit and submissions on the feasibility of extending the current legal deposit scheme to include audiovisual and electronic material. Submissions closed on 2 May 2008 and are available for download.
- National Arts and Disability Strategy
A Cultural Ministers Council working group released a discussion paper on 2 October 2008 calling for public submissions on the National Arts and Disability Strategy. Please note submissions closed on 3 November 2008.
- Senate Inquiry into Australia's Indigenous visual arts and craft sector 2007
Following a Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee Inquiry, the Indigenous Art—Securing the Future report was released by the committee in June 2007. The Australian Government tabled its response to the Senate Inquiry report in August 2008.
- Statutory review of the Refundable Film Tax Offset
Details of and discussion paper for the statutory review of the refundable film tax offset scheme.
- Orchestras Review 2005
Recommendations from the 2005 inquiry on improving the sustainability of Australia's professional orchestras.
- Inquiry into copyright enforcement
Links to the 2000 House of Representatives report Cracking Down on Copycats: enforcement of copyright in Australia and the Australian Government’s response.
- Contemporary Visual Arts and Craft Inquiry
An independent report from 2002 into the sustainability, development and promotion of the contemporary visual arts and craft sector (Myer Report).
- National Museum of Australia review of exhibitions and public programs
Outlines the aims and content of the 2003 review of the National Museum of Australia's exhibitions.
- 2004 Resale Royalty discussion paper
Following the recommendations of the 2002 Contemporary Visual Arts and Craft Inquiry, a discussion paper was released in 2004, designed to stimulate broad discussion about whether it would be desirable to introduce some form of resale royalty arrangement in Australia