Questions and answers—international repatriation


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For more than 150 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestral remains were removed and sent to museums, universities and private collections both in Australia and overseas. They were collected by medical officers, anatomists, ethnologists, anthropologists and pastoralists. At the time of collection, ancestral remains from many Indigenous cultures around the world were highly sought after for scientific research and the value it was believed they added to collections.

Post-Implementation Review — Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009 and the Resale Royalty Scheme


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The 2013 Report for the Post-implementation Review of the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009 (the Act) and accompanying Scheme examines the first three years and four months of the Scheme's operation. The Report uses the data generated in this period to assess any early impacts from the Act and Scheme, analyse the effectiveness of the Scheme and provide forecasts on the future scale of the Scheme.