Indigenous IP Awareness Study


Over the last decade or so, there has been growing awareness of the potential that Australian native foods offer for the development of new and emerging industries. This is particularly important for regional and remote communities. It is also very important for Indigenous Australians. In order for this potential to be fulfilled, there are a number of different challenges that need to be meet. The goal of the proposed research project is to begin to work towards resolving the key legal and regulatory challenges that constrain the growth and uptake of novel natives foods. It also aims to identify possible solutions to these problems which may be topics for further research.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

The aim of this research project is to: identify the key legal and regulatory issues that arise in the development of new and emerging native food industries; develop a Face Sheet (or Best Practice Guidelines) for researchers interested in working with native foods; identify key issues for future research.

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Project Stage


Project Start Date

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Project Completion Date

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues