Communications and the Arts
The Copyright Tribunal of Australia is an independent body administered by the Federal Court of Australia. The Tribunal consists of a President, a number of Deputy Presidents and other members as appointed by the Governor-General. A presidential member must be a judge of the Federal Court of Australia. Other members must have a knowledge of, or experience in one of the areas of expertise as set out in s. 140(2) of the Copyright Act 1968, which includes law, industry, public administration and economics. The Tribunal has no physical resources of its own. The funds appropriated by Parliament for the purpose of the Tribunal are managed by the Federal Court of Australia. Registry services and administrative support for the Tribunal are provided by staff of the Federal Court. Generally, the Tribunal has jurisdiction with respect to the Statutory Licences and Voluntary Licences.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Copyright Act 1968

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    0

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Tribunal

  • Creation Date

    1 May 1969

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair The Hon Justice Andrew Greenwood 24 March 2016 23 March 2019
Deputy Chair The Hon Justice Nye Perram SC 8 June 2015 7 June 2020
Deputy Chair The Hon Justice Jayne Jagot 8 December 2016 7 December 2021
Member Prof. John McMillan AO 16 April 2015 15 April 2018
Member VACANT    
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