The Aboriginal flag will fly permanently on the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a part of a “healing process” and reconciliation efforts with Australia’s indigenous group, New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has mentioned.
The black, crimson and yellow flag will fly alongside the Australian flag and New South Wales state flag on the prime of the landmark bridge.
The Aboriginal flag, recognised as an official flag of Australia since 1995, is flown from authorities buildings and embraced by sporting golf equipment and athletes of Aboriginal heritage.
The authorities of Australia’s most populous state mentioned it could spend $A25 million to permanently set up a 3rd flagpole on the bridge by the top of the 12 months to fly the flag.
Mr Perrottet mentioned the transfer represented a continuation of “the healing process as part of the broader move towards reconciliation”, efforts that search to promote higher ties between the broader Australian group and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“It’s an important decision that we’ve made, I think it brings unity to our country and it’s a small price to pay for that unification,” he informed reporters in Sydney.
The federal authorities this 12 months acquired copyright to the Aboriginal flag so it may very well be freely used, resolving a industrial dispute that had restricted sporting groups and Aboriginal communities from reproducing the picture.
The flag’s colors signify the Aboriginal individuals and their non secular connection to the land. It was first raised in 1971 at a land rights rally within the state of Victoria.
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