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|Select Committee on the Aboriginal Flag: report||1.3 MB|
This Senate Select Committee was established to inquire into and report on current and former copyright and licensing arrangements for the Aboriginal flag design, with particular reference to:
The committee recommends that the Commonwealth government does not compulsorily acquire the copyright for the Aboriginal flag under Section 51(xxxi) of the Australian Constitution.
The committee recommends that, in the negotiations underway with Mr Harold Thomas and the current licensees, the Commonwealth government aims to achieve a model for the future use of the Aboriginal flag by members of the community that is independent from government, that involves and consults with Aboriginal people, and that ensures that the body selected bears responsibility for: