Company that owns rights to Aboriginal flag in the spotlight at Senate inquiry

[Lorena Allam, The Guardian]

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WAM Clothing, the non-Indigenous company at the centre of the dispute over rights to license the Aboriginal flag for commercial gain, will appear before a Senate committee on Monday as it looks into the deal and explores options to “free the flag” design for community use.

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Liberal MP blasted over comments about Cathy Freeman and the Aboriginal flag

[Eden Gillespie, SBS]


Liberal MP Tim Smith has been blasted by Indigenous Australians for playing down the significance of Olympic Gold Medallist Cathy Freeman wearing the Aboriginal flag during her 2000 win and for replying to a tweet of Aboriginal heart emojis with an Australian flag.

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