The Australian Government has secured the copyright license for the Aboriginal Flag following negotiations with Luritja artist and land rights activist Harold Thomas.
Mr Thomas designed the flag in 1971 and it was first in Adelaide on National Aborigines Day that year.
It will now follow the same protocols as the Australian National Flag, where its use is free but it must be treated with respect and dignity.
“I hope that this arrangement provides comfort to all Aboriginal people and Australians to use the Flag, unaltered, proudly and without restriction,” Mr Thomas said.
“The Flag represents the timeless history of our land and our people’s time on it. It is an introspection and appreciation of who we are.”
“It draws from the history of our ancestors, our land, and our identity and will honour these well into the future.”
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