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  • PARTNERSHIPS + NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS //  Australian Copyright Council, Australian Design Centre; Design Canberra; Craft ACT; Factory Design District; JamFactory; Good Design Australia and Sydney Craft Week. Meet our AFFILIATE Partners


  • DESIGN EVENTS + INSTALLATIONS // VIVID Sydney; Women in Design (Design Tasmania), InDesign (Melbourne, Sydney), DENFair, Design Canberra, and Workshopped hosted ADA talks and installations promoting new design. 10,000 visitors attended ADA events 2016-17.


  • TALKS + WORKSHOPS // More than 5,000 design supporters joined our events in the past 18 months. Get News + Event updates


  • DESIGN-MADE. + 3 days of design // In partnership with Factory Design District, we launched our own 3-day design event in Sydney in 2017. Lear more at // Follow @design_made.



  • ADA vs AUSTRALIAN PCIP REVIEW // The ADA dedicated 9 weeks to driving submissions and presentations to the PCIP inquiry into Australian Intellectual Property laws. Supported by our legal partners Banki Haddock Fiora, we reviewed the 700+ page PCIP report, submitted a 5000+ word response. Read more here.


  • RESEARCH + CASE STUDIES // The Government Productivity Commission report cited a lack of ‘empirical evidence' that Australian designers and business lose out financially to design theft – so we’re collating case studies and joining research groups. Read Case Studies


  • STATE GOV THINK TANKS + RESEARCH BODIES // ADA contributed to a research paper on how design increases manufacturing (delivered to the Victorian State Government); joined CREATE NSW (State Government) creative industries think tank; and Australian Copyright Council policy strategy roundtables. 


  • ADA Tabloid Newspapers // We have published three tabloid newspapers, via our annual circulation 20,000 copies we support our partners and promote awareness about original design.


  • EDUCATE MEDIA + DRIVE STRATEGIC PR CAMPAIGNS // It can take a few weeks to educate journalists about the nuances of IP, design laws and the problems with the replica industry. Mainstream media are not design literate, and many business reports promote, support and seek comment from replica brands. We need our own team to continue this education.