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Australia's government has [bought / brought] the rights to the Aboriginal flag. This means anyone can now use or fly the flag for [freely / free] . The flag was owned by its designer Harold Thomas and a [clothe / clothing] company. This meant that anyone who used the flag [had / have] to get copyright permission from [they / them] . The $20-million deal to take ownership of the flag's copyright means the [private / public] can use it freely. Nova Peris, a former Aboriginal [politician / politics] , led the Free the Flag campaign. She was overjoyed [what / that] the government bought the Aboriginal flag. She said: "The flag [represent / represents] 50,000 years of history and it's a way of unifying...this country." She added: "It's a [magical / magician] day for all Australians."

Indigenous artist Harold Thomas created the flag in 1971. He wanted all of Australia's indigenous [people / person] to have their own flag. His flag was [origin / originally] used as a protest [for / at] indigenous rights. However, it soon became [narrowly / widely] used and became an official national flag of Australia in 1995. It now [sails / flies] on government buildings. A government spokesperson said: "Over [the / a] last 50 years, we made Harold Thomas' artwork our [owner / own] . We marched under the Aboriginal flag, stood behind it, and flew it high [was / as] a point of pride." He added: "[To / In] reaching this agreement to solve the copyright issues, all Australians can freely display and use the flag [to / by] celebrate indigenous culture."

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