We acknowledge the traditional custodians on whose land our office stands: the Gadigal of the Eora nation, and their Elders past and present.
We recognise their continuing culture and their contributions to the life of our city and region.
We value their heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, which continue to be important to the Eora people living today.
We pay our respects to the First Australians, the traditional custodians of this continent, whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history.
And we extend this respect to other Indigenous people who come to our office, and to more recent arrivals.
The Copyright Agency’s vision for reconciliation is to connect and engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creators, organisations and communities to develop strong, mutually-beneficial relationships that will increase cultural education, knowledge of rights and respect for creators.
We do this, particularly, through the licensing of words, artworks and images, and the payment of the resale royalty right to artists.
In 2018, the Copyright Agency launched its second Reconciliation Action Plan, committing to specific activities and events that give us the opportunity to make our engagement more effective with the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creators in the arts and literature community.
The Copyright Agency launched its second iteration of their ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan (our third overall), in May 2022. While the vision remains the same, to build a platform that champions First Nations voices and forms of cultural expression; we hope that this enhanced Innovate RAP provides further, more streamlined opportunities to achieve our goals.