Fly the Aboriginal Flag over Sydney Harbour Bridge

A Foley Labor government will fly the Aboriginal flag alongside the flags of Australia and New South Wales atop the Harbour Bridge.

The Aboriginal Flag is an officially proclaimed Australian flag and it will permanently fly alongside the National Flag and the State Flag at the top of Sydney's most recognisable landmark

The Australian, NSW and Aboriginal flags are flown 365 days of the year at the front of the NSW Parliament House. The Aboriginal flag also flies at public buildings, schools and community events, as an important acknowledgement of this state’s First Peoples.

But currently, it only flies on top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge for 15 days of the year: during NAIDOC Week, Reconciliation Week and on Australia Day.

The great arch defines Sydney right around the world and for the Aboriginal flag to fly on top of this icon would be a unifying gesture like Cathy Freeman’s lap of honour in 2000, when she proudly flew the Australian flag and the Aboriginal flag together.

The move would celebrate, every day, the history and culture of the First Australians.