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Copyright enforcement review 2022-23

On 24 November 2022 the Attorney-General announced a review of Australia's copyright enforcement regime, to provide an opportunity for those dealing with enforcement issues in practice to comment on how our current system is working and what could be done to improve it.

This review began with the release of an issues paper for public consultation on 9 December 2022. Submissions to this public consultation process closed on 7 March 2023.

While diverse views were expressed in the more than 80 submissions made to the consultation, the majority of feedback indicates that improvements are needed to ensure Australia has an effective copyright regime. Public submissions have now been published.

The government will now focus on developing reform options for:

  • reducing barriers for Australians to use of the legal system to enforce copyright, including examining simple options to resolve ‘small value’ copyright infringements
  • improving understanding and awareness about copyright.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation process. If you have questions regarding the review, please email

View the issues paper and submissions received