The Courier-Mail

FREEDOM OF DESIGN

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READING Mike O’Connor’s column (C-M, Apr 13), dots and swirls were forming before my eyes as I tried to comprehend the ridiculous­ness of the uproar over the winning entry in a bra design competitio­n resembling Aboriginal designs.

It seems we are scraping the bottom of the barrel if Aboriginal culture is offended by freedom of expression in artistic endeavours.

Time, energy and committed consultati­on with the government and Aboriginal elders, along with their own community, should be given to the seriousnes­s of life-threatenin­g issues to improve lifestyle.

Honing in on a bra competitio­n will achieve none of those things, nor will threats for innocently using swirls and dots achieve harmony and save lives.

Susan McLochlan, Caboolture South

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