News Piece of Interest: Rules Change Regarding the Artwork of Imprisoned Australian Aboriginals


Ben Potter of the Financial Review newspaper in Australia has written an interesting article on the change in Australian law that has allowed the artwork of an incarcerated Australian Aboriginal individual to be placed on the market, with the funds being available to them upon their release. According to the piece, entitled “Jeff Kennett secures law change to allow Aboriginal prisoners to sell art”:

The Victorian government is changing the law to allow Aboriginal prisoners to sell artworks, with most of the proceeds to be kept in trust for their release … Victorian corrections minister Wade Noonan said Aborigines were 13 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Aborigines and re-offended at higher rates too. 

You can read the full piece online here.

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