The Australian National Flag today has a blue background: the Union Jack, the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross. It was taken as a representative of Australia, as you can only see it from the southern hemisphere. The logo has been designed to feature on stationary, advertising and promotional collateral. The competition was won by five entrants who had submitted similar designs, four Australians and a man from New Zealand, who would share the honour of being declared the designers. Our flag at the moment already gives us our unique character and heritage. I am doing a project and i have to do some surveys and i have found out from the surveys that people think it should be changed because it needs to include the aboriginal flag and it has the british union jack on it and we are not british. To set themselves apart form Great Britain they adopted a flag with a unique Canadian symbol, the maple leaf.
For some, it reminds them of Australia's English foundations. Poster released by Ausflag prior to the , displaying some of the many other flags containing the Union Jack in the canton The Australian flag debate is a periodic question over whether the should be changed, particularly to remove the from the , but also to possibly introduce a completely new design without the Southern Cross. Advance Australia - 2020 A Vision Unfurled The following proposal is for a new Australian Flag. However, to most Georgians the flag soon came to represent. As an Aussie that believes in an independent Australia, mature enough to set it's own course in the world, I have generally supported the argument about changing our flag to represent that independence and uniqueness. If you didn't want to have foreign culture in Australia, you would have to stop writing in English, too, because the English language originates from Great Britain.
Finally, the sorted out the mess. A seventh point was added to the Commonwealth Star to represent the territories in 1908. Some people believe the Union Jack is vital for our flag to symbolise our ties with Britain. This is why the British Virgin Islands, New Zealand, Bermuda, Fiji, and the Hawaii state flag have a Union Jack in their flag, because at some point they were subject to British influence. It also represents class equality and political rights, and has done ever since it was used on the flag of the Rebels of the Eureka … Stockade. May was and olympics have been held under this flag and if we change it not many nations would be able to recognise at as the Australian flag.
Some would argue that, as long as Australia is aconstitutional monarchy … , it is quite appropriate to maintain theflag as it is. Also, our flag is very distinctive all over the world. However, it is not so much that the lack of recognition, but the aspect of confusion which makes it so important that Australia has a flag of its own. A 1918 World War I-era Australian postcard congratulating Australia on winning the war; includes the and the Australian Red Ensign The case for changing the flag has been led by the organisation known as. Additionally, the Federation Star represents our democratic system. With more states being added, it would be difficult to not create new flag designs.
In response to polls showing increasing support for a new flag, the Coalition government under established in 1996 and introduced legislation, the Flags Amendment Bill 1996, to make a change more difficult. The guidelines of this competition included that the Union Jack and Southern Cross should appear on the flag. Its elements play a part in speaking to our past, present and future. The unique feature of this flag is only realised when the flag itself is in motion. There is a seventh point to represent Australia's many territories mainland and offshore. He has described the current flag, featuring the Union Jack, as outdated, and expressed his preference for the silver fern. In the long run they may increase labour due to increasing customers.
This was the Canadian flag used by soldiers in both World Wars, and is still sometimes used at ceremonies commemorating those lives that were lost in the fighting. It has been used as a symbol of Australia since in the 1820s when there were of the in Australia. It is unfortunate that the defence of January 26 has included claims that the British arrival guaranteed the creation of a modern nation, and thus must be honoured. However, Canadian opinion regarding the use of clearly British symbols began to slowly change. The debate has been revived by the Greens, because it is a perfect issue for the party. The current Australian flag does not represent all Australians, in particular, Aborigines.
It also means a flag based on another flag as seen in the colonial system. We have competed in Olympic Games under that flag, and there's a sense of pride in it. It was an evolutionary design in which the Union Jack was replaced with the Commonwealth Star. The prime, simple reason for Australia Day staying put is that most Australians want it that way so they can salute their nation. When Australians travel abroad displaying the flag, what registers is not that others do not recognise our flag, but that they ask which part of Britain we come from. By acknowledging publicly that Aborigines are a part of , not only are we making it clear to Aborigines that we want to reconcile, but we are also sending out a message to other countries that we are proud to be a multi-cultural country. But the organisation lobbying for a new Australian flag, Aus-Flag, still hopes the New Zealand debate will boost its campaign.
Our former national anthem was God Save the Queen. What more natural than that he should accept his father's cut-down garments, — lacking the power to protest, and only dimly realising his will. The basic design is the same, but each time a new state was admitted, the flag was redesigned to accommodate the new star. If the change goes ahead, then there will be a lot of people for the project and it could take a long time before there is an agreed design and it being commercially ready. As a nation, Australia is heading towards Aboriginal reconciliation and by changing our flag to include Aboriginal elements, we would take reconciliation a major step further. Denise Whitehouse, Senior Lecturer, Design and Cultural History, Faculty of Design, Swinburne University. For most of the time since , it was flown alongside the British Union Jack which took precedence as the national flag from 1924 to 1954.
We may think of our flag as dating back to the American Revolution, and in a way it does, but in another sense America has had more new flags than almost any other country. This comprehensive study features an integrated system of ensigns, which represent unity through design and diversity through colour. Australians are nolonger British subjects so the current flag now implies a falseallegiance. National Archives of Australia: Flags Act 1953: History. The Australian government first considered federation in 1890 when premier Henry Parkes convinced other premiers to discuss federation in the Australasian Federation Convention.
And there was confusion among the Union Jack, the defaced Red Ensign, and the defaced Blue Ensign. So, Georgia the country has been around for a long time — as in,. I was born in a small village in India in an extremely underfunded hospital and i went to a local school that was just as underfunded. Kmonsta1523 Gandhi Tied Agreed with before the debate: - - 0 points Agreed with after the debate: - - 0 points Who had better conduct: - - 1 point Had better spelling and grammar: - - 1 point Made more convincing arguments: - - 3 points Used the most reliable sources: - - 2 points Total points awarded: 0 5. Through education and hard work my father became a soldier in the Indian army and my mother became a nurse.