Resale Royalty for Art - when Principles Collide with Policy Design Reality

Six years ago Australia’s artists’ resale royalty scheme was introduced, under which artists receive a percentage of the value of certain resales of their work. Three years ago a Departmental review was commenced. The divided opinions of submitters to the inquiry suggest that the scheme has some issues. We explain why, focussing on the clash between policy theory and complex reality.

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