In August 2017 the Minister for Indigenous Affairs instructed the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs to inquire and report on the growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander style merchandise for sale across Australia; and to provide options for its restriction. In December 2018 the Committee’s report was completed. In this seminar I critically engage with the Committee’s recommendations and ask ‘Can the authenticity of Indigenous art be effectively regulated?
Professor Ligang Song, Crawford School of Public Policy
The paper examines the impact of the 2015 Australia-China Free Trade Agreement (AusChFTA) on bilateral trade in goods based on the transformed structural gravity equation with a difference-in-difference measure of import shares and tariff changes.