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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts

The study has been announced

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 plans to release 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 will be released in September 2021.

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.

Initial submissions

due 13 December 2021

Make a submission

or Make a brief comment anytime

Next milestone

Issues Paper expected to be released in September 2021


Who are the Commissioners?

Romlie Mokak
Lisa Gropp
Jonathan Coppel
Special Adviser

Who to contact

Tracey Horsfall
Ph: 02 6240 3261


Free call: 1800 020 083

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