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Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977 – 30 January 2012

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Queensland Performing Art Trust Act 1977 – 30 January 2012

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The entity called the Queensland Performing Arts Trust continues in existence. The functions of the trust are: to produce, present and manage the performing arts in the building occupied by the trust at the Queensland Cultural Centre or any other building; and to establish and conduct schools, lectures, courses, seminars and other forms of education in the performing arts (among other functions). For the definition of ‘the performing arts’, refer to section 2 of the Act.

  • Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 14, 15, 16, 41, 44, 49, 50, 51, 52

Uncollected property that is exhibited or accepted for another purpose may be sold, exchanged or disposed following a notification process.

  • Sections 18, 20, 21

Property found in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre at Brisbane suspected to be abandoned that is unclaimed for 4 months, may be sold by public auction.

  • Sections 2, 19, 20, 21

The trust may offer and pay a reward to a person who gives the trust information about an offence it believes or suspects is committed in relation to its property or property in its possession.

  • Section 63
Reason for law

To contribute to the cultural, social and intellectual development of all Queenslanders. (Section 1A)

Relevant links

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Backstage Tours

QPAC Museum

Pitch an Idea

Stage and screen resources [Mindframe]

Music Action Plan (MAP)

Australian Youth Music Council

Music Australia
Directory – Music Australia

ARIA Charts

Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN)

National Institute of Dramatic Art

Australian Directors Guild

Flipside Circus

Screen Producers Australia

Australian Major Performing Arts Group

Australian Performing Arts Market

Queensland Music Design Awards (QMDA)

Queensland Touring Showcase

Performing Arts Exchange

National Touring Selector

Live Performance Australia


Australian Cultural Fund

Live Music Map

APL-SS Bulletin

2016-02 – New Concept Music Ebook – useful for emerging artists‏

Media article

The Australian music industry’s legal time bomb


Section 13 contains the phrase ‘ultra vires’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.

Section 58 contains the phrase ‘rule against perpetuities’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.

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