As Kaye Lee has said at the top of her post, Australia’s National flag must represent Australia and its people, our independence, our past, present and future, the Land itself, our diversity and collective equality, our achievements, and our hopes and aspirations. The flag needs to be a rally-point, and be the instant identification of anyone who calls Australia their home.
The current flag, especially when there is nothing to fly it, and particularly when anyone uses it in the name of “patriotism” just shows the flag of Britain, and nothing of our own identity. This is the main reason, in my mind, for needing a change. The Union Jack in canton on Australia’s current flag defines our subjectivity to Britain, and as such needs to be removed.
Whilst any debate on the subject of a new flag may not be the most important debate right at the moment, but it might just focus our attention on our Country and its overall plight.
My thoughts :