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AIATSIS Submission - Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in the Intellectual Property System

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Dr Lisa Strelein
Clare Barcham

In this submission AIATSIS largely welcomes the suite of proposals outlined in the consultation paper. In addition AIATSIS provides a detailed a number of issues to be considered in relation to the proposals:

  • Support for legislative reform, acknowledging the challenges of this strategy
  • How engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be undertaken in relation to the intellectual property system
  • The need for a coordinated government approach to ensuring the protection of Indigenous Knowledge.