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Date: ti 30 marras 1999 - 11:18:56 EET

Date sent: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 13:09:17 +1100
From: Virginia Gordon <paris@dot.net.au>
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Subject: Report on Australian Indigenous Cultural and
Intellectual Property Rights
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Our Culture: Our Future - a ground breaking report on
Australian Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights is now
available online: http://www.icip.lawnet.com.au

The executive summary can be found at:


Indigenous Australians are concerned that their culture is currently
under threat. In an age of commercialisation, new technology and
increased globalisation, Indigenous people are concerned for the
maintenance of their culture. Indigenous people seek better recognition
and protection of their Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.

Our Culture: Our Future is the first of its kind to comprehensively map
the rights Indigenous Australians want to their cultural heritage and to
comprehensively analyse the laws and policies that affect the ability of
Indigenous Australians to realise these rights. The report also lists a
range of measures for protecting Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual

I encourage your early reading of the report, in particular the range of
recommendations appropriate to your area of work practice and

Your active interest in and support of this report is the first step
towards effective implementation of the practical reform proposals.


The report was written and researched by Ms. Terri Janke, Solicitor
Principal Consultant, Michael Frankel & Company, Solicitors.

It was commissioned by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and
Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Commission (ATSIC). It has been accepted by ATSIC and
Indigenous Reference Group (IRG).

The report includes findings and recommendations developed out of
extensive consultations with Indigenous peoples, government
industry organisations and interested individuals, as well as submissions
in response to the previous discussion paper.

The report author Terri Janke is currently on leave, but can be
contacted by email: Terri Janke <terri@mfrankel.com.au>

Michael Frankel can be contacted by email:
Michael Frankel <michael@mfrankel.com.au>

Should you:
* wish to make any responses to or comments on the
recommendations of the
report * require any further information about this report * require
relevant contacts within ATSIC, AIATSIS or the IRG, please contact
in the
first instance:

Virginia Gordon
on behalf of Michael Frankel and Company, Solicitors
m 0414 389 551
f (02) 9318 1690
e paris@dot.net.au

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