The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation’s Warren Mundine says the freeing of the Aboriginal flag for public use was the “only outcome”.
This comes after it was announced the copyright for the flag has been transferred from its designer, Harold Thomas, to the Commonwealth.
“It was about bringing people together and celebrating Aboriginality,” Mr Mundine told Sky News host Rowan Dean.
“I didn’t want to see a person lose their copyright, but at the same time, it was a very passionate and loved thing within the Aboriginal community and also outside the Aboriginal community across Australia.
“I suppose this is the only outcome that could’ve been done in regard to freeing the flag up and removing that copyright so people can use it.”