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Artists Resale Royalties: a piece of pie…

The ARR scheme so far has cost taxpayers just over $2.2 million and as of December 2013 has delivered a total of 7,800 royalty payments, to 800 artists (or estates) with a median value of about $105 per payment. The … Continue reading

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Artists Resale Royalties: on bullshit, part three

Australia’s Artists Resale Royalty (ARR ) scheme has so far cost taxpayers $2.2 million in direct support. And over many years the publicly funded lobbyists for this scheme, headed up by the National Association for the Visual Arts  Ltd, have … Continue reading

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Labors damaging legacy to the visual arts

The following quote is from an article published in London’s Financial Times on October 4. The article is further confirmation that the previous Labor government’s gratuitous interference in the art market has had a devastating effect on sales and its … Continue reading

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Shameless self promotion ….. while the pollies have been silenced

I am taking this opportunity to launch me own website : johnrwalker.com.au. Hope you enjoy. I would like to thank  Andrew Hunter of KeyChange Solutions for his patience and terrific design input.

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A review of the government’s new model Indigenous Art Academy

On Friday 9th August Nicolas Rothwell published this article in The Australian on the state of indigenous art in Australia.  Nicolas’s  article details how, over the past 6 years, the old free market indigenous art sector has largely been replaced … Continue reading

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The Review of the Resale Royalty Scheme: or a classic case of what Niskanen spoke about. Conclusion

On Thursday 8th august the Australian ran this article by Nicolas Rothwell about the toxic debacle that is the reality of the governments Artists Resale Royalty scheme. The article concluded with an examination of the circular nature of the government … Continue reading

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The review of the Artist Resale Royalty Scheme : Part IV

Jon Altman is a Professor at the ANU Center for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. His submission to the review is long and deeply grounded in long-term, first-hand knowledge of the indigenous art sector and remote area indigenous affairs more generally.  … Continue reading

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