Golden Wattle Flag

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It’s nicely differentiated from all the other stuff I’ve seen with Kangaroos and stripes and colours. I’d be happy enough.

Agree, the simpler the better. I’ve seen some really convoluted designs.

K.I.S.S

Surely they mean ACT not territories and other states!

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Surely they mean ACT not territories and other states!

NT, Jervis Bay Territory, overseas territories?

The Commonwealth Star – National Federation
The large seven pointed star is the emblem of Australian Federation. Six points represent the states and the seventh all the federal territories which together constitute the nation, the Commonwealth of Australia.

At the time, this also included Papua

And no, the flag is not defined in the constitution, so it does not require a referendum to be changed.

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Surely they mean ACT not territories and other states!

NT, Jervis Bay Territory, overseas territories?

Well done, I totally missed NT wasn’t there! No need to lump ACT and NT with “future states” though. They bring a lot more income and cultural significance than something that may or may not be perceived in the future.

In terms of the flag, I like the idea of the wattle and green and gold are more in line with people’s perception of Australia.

Personal opinion is no point discussing changing the flag or becoming a republic if we aren’t getting rid of the political process that has seen our prime ministership being the revolving door that it is!

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Surely they mean ACT not territories and other states!

NT, Jervis Bay Territory, overseas territories?

Well done, I totally missed NT wasn’t there! No need to lump ACT and NT with “future states” though. They bring a lot more income and cultural significance than something that may or may not be perceived in the future.

In terms of the flag, I like the idea of the wattle and green and gold are more in line with people’s perception of Australia.

Personal opinion is no point discussing changing the flag or becoming a republic if we aren’t getting rid of the political process that has seen our prime ministership being the revolving door that it is!

What’s the alternative?

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Surely they mean ACT not territories and other states!

NT, Jervis Bay Territory, overseas territories?

Well done, I totally missed NT wasn’t there! No need to lump ACT and NT with “future states” though. They bring a lot more income and cultural significance than something that may or may not be perceived in the future.

In terms of the flag, I like the idea of the wattle and green and gold are more in line with people’s perception of Australia.

Personal opinion is no point discussing changing the flag or becoming a republic if we aren’t getting rid of the political process that has seen our prime ministership being the revolving door that it is!

What’s the alternative?

Voting in a president and not a party.

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Rubbish

Agree … It looks crap .

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Rubbish

Agree … It looks crap .

Aren’t you a Pom? Of course you wouldn’t like it.

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Rubbish

Agree … It looks crap .

Aren’t you a Pom? Of course you wouldn’t like it.

Yes by birth …have dual citizenship now 😃
By all means remove the Union Jack from the current flag if that’s where we’re heading .
But I doubt it will happen in my lifetime … Most Aussies can’t decide on BBQ or Tomato sauce , nevermind becoming a republic and changing the flag 😆

I just think that Golden Wattle design looks naff!
Just the Southern Cross with the current blue background looks great .

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Rubbish

Agree … It looks crap .

Aren’t you a Pom? Of course you wouldn’t like it.

Yes by birth …have dual citizenship now 😃
By all means remove the Union Jack from the current flag if that’s where we’re heading .
But I doubt it will happen in my lifetime … Most Aussies can’t decide on BBQ or Tomato sauce , nevermind becoming a republic and changing the flag 😆

I just think that Golden Wattle design looks naff!
Just the Southern Cross with the current blue background looks great .

Haha, don’t go running for parliament.

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Rubbish

Agree … It looks crap .

Aren’t you a Pom? Of course you wouldn’t like it.

I just think that Golden Wattle design looks naff!
Just the Southern Cross with the current blue background looks great .

Genuinely though there is an issue with just the southern cross on blue as it’s been appropriated by some racist groups and has an association with “White” Australia. I’m not saying we can’t take the icon back, but Canada proved you can get a really good result by doing away with as much old symbology as possible on a new flag.

And I’ve never really understood why our flag is blue, red and white when the national colours for absolutely everything else has settled on green and gold. Makes sense to me to have the flag do the same. Gold also provides a link to the aboriginal flag.

In general I like it and it’s better than our current flag.
Also think it’s a good time to change. I like the Canadian model. If they can do it, we can to.

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Agree … It looks crap .

Aren’t you a Pom? Of course you wouldn’t like it.

I just think that Golden Wattle design looks naff!
Just the Southern Cross with the current blue background looks great .

Genuinely though there is an issue with just the southern cross on blue as it’s been appropriated by some racist groups and has an association with “White” Australia. I’m not saying we can’t take the icon back, but Canada proved you can get a really good result by doing away with as much old symbology as possible on a new flag.

And I’ve never really understood why our flag is blue, red and white when the national colours for absolutely everything else has settled on green and gold. Makes sense to me to have the flag do the same. Gold also provides a link to the aboriginal flag.

Doesn’t the Wattle also have cultural significance to the Aboriginal peoples?

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