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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts

An issues paper is available

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What is a study?

  • Why the study?
  • Issues paper
  • Draft report
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

The Productivity Commission has been asked to examine the value, nature and structure of markets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts, and policies to address deficiencies in these markets.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

Issues paper release and initial submissions

The Commission has released an issues paper that will set out some of the issues and questions that people raise with us in the early stage of the study.

This issues paper is a guide for people in preparing a submission or comment to the study.

Participants should provide evidence to support the views in their submission or comment, including data and specific examples where possible.

The issues paper was released on 21 September 2021.

Initial submissions are due by Monday 13 December 2021.

Read the issues paper

Draft report release

The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of a draft report in May 2022.

Final report to Government and release

The final study report is to be handed to the Australian Government in November 2022 and publicly released shortly after.

Next milestone

Initial submissions due by Monday 13 December 2021


Who are the Commissioners?

Romlie Mokak
Lisa Gropp
Jonathan Coppel
Special Adviser

Who to contact

Sarah Crawford
Ph: 03 9653 2297


Free call: 1800 020 083

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