A legal regime to protect Aboriginal knowledge

The Garuwanga Project is working to build a legal framework that would protect Aboriginal traditional knowledge of biodiversity.

Historically, a number of corporations have taken Aboriginal knowledge from communities and patented their practices, leaving the community without financial reward or even barring them from practicing their own knowledge.


  • Aunty Frances Bodkin
  • Natalie Stoianoff – Professor and Director of the Intellectual Property Program in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney.

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