Protocols publication ignores protocol
Do as I say, not as I do. Steadfastly ignoring its own advice, the latest publication from the Australia Council, a handy set of five protocol guides on Indigenous cultural and Intellectual property rights, omits to acknowledge the core and groundbreaking research published in NAVA's 2001 book Valuing Art, Respecting Culture: Protocols for Working with the Australian Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft Sector written by Doreen Mellor and the lawyer Terri Janke on which much of the visual arts/craft guide is based. Given that the firm of Terri Janke & Co developed and wrote the Guides this gaffe will go down in the annals of embarrassing moments.

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