Protecting ancient Aboriginal knowledge used for modern day medicines

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Knowledge of the medicinal benefits of Australia’s natural resources have been used by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years.

This knowledge has since been adopted into modern day pharmaceuticals, often at the expense of the communities that it comes from.

The Garuwanga Project is focused on developing a Competent Authority, which governs and administers a legal framework for the protection of this traditional knowledge.

This is achieved by ensuring that proper consent is obtained by Indigenous communities and that a fair and equitable benefit is established for the knowledge.

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