Application to export an artwork containing native species feathers

The Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking public comment on whether to grant a permit to export a sculpture containing feathers from three native species: the Silver Gull, Magpie Goose and Rainbow Lorikeet.

The sculpture  was made in the 1960s by the Indigenous people of the Milingimbi Community. The exporter intends to exhibit the sculpture in the UK before offering it for sale at auction. The export of the sculpture would not meet the requirements of the EPBC Act, so the applicant has made a request for export under exceptional circumstances.

Submissions are invited until Wednesday 24 August 2016.

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August 24, 2016 at 5pm - 5pm
Department of the Environment and Energy
1 King Edward Ter
John Gorton Building
Parkes 2600
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