The Australian flag was chosen in 1901, when a competition was held to design our country’s flag. The guidelines of this competition included that the Union Jack and Southern Cross should appear on the flag. However, I believe that in the year 2001, the Australian flag needs to be changed.
You could write: “The Australian flag should not be changed because it is a symbol of our history. While the indigenous culture should never be ignored, changing the flag to eliminate the Union Jack would be an erasure of our largely British past.” You can afford to be more specific in your argumentation.
Australia's flag has changed many times. Our present flag has been used only since 1953. It is usual for national flags to change from time to time as a nation evolves. I strongly believe that Australia should adopt a new national flag.
SHOULD THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG BE CHANGED? The Australian flag was chosen in 1901, when a competition was held to design our country’s flag. The guidelines of this competition included that the Union Jack and Southern Cross should appear on the flag. However, I believe that in the year 2001, the Australian flagneeds to be changed.
A flag is used so people can instantly recognise the country it represents. Yet, when the Australian flag is flown, foreigners do not easily associate it with Australia and are often confused. This is because our flag is too similar to New Zealand's flag, as it also features the Southern Cross and the Union Jack.
Whether by referendum or act of Parliament, the Australian flag will not be changed without the agreement of the Australian people. Although there is significant support for a new flag, (some polls indicate between 40 and 50% support) change will not happen for the sake of it. An ill-considered design will definitely be rejected in favour of.
The Australian flag was chosen in 1901, when a competition was held to design our country's flag. The guidelines of this competition included that the Union Jack and Southern Cross should appear on the flag. However, I believe that in the year 2001, the Australian flag needs to be changed.
There are critics of the Australian National Flag who have argued that the design of the flag should be changed to one which does not feature the Union Jack. The Australian National Flag Association (ANFA) believes that the existing design is an integral part of the Australian heritage and an appropriate expression of our national identity.
The basic reason we should change the Australian Flag is that the flag no longer represents what Australia is and what Australia wants to be. Australia is no longer a country that acts as part of the British Empire. Australia no longer aligns itself with the thinking of the British. (Even the British don’t think like the British of old).
This paper aims to provide a critical discussion of the Union Jack’s place on the Australian flag, and attempts to unravel the symbolism and meaning of the Union Jack in this context.
The Australian flag debate is a periodic question over whether the Australian flag should be changed, particularly to remove the Union Jack from the canton, but also to possibly introduce a completely new design without the Southern Cross. The debate has often arisen in connection with the issue of republicanism in Australia.
Ausflag believes Australia should adopt a new national flag because: It is not uniquely Australian. The Australian flag is virtually indistinguishable from the New Zealand flag. At a short distance the two flags are almost identical.
The Australian flag, as we know it today, has been in use since 1901. The current design was decided on thanks to a public competition, and was the first flag to be chosen in this way in the world. To make the decision official, then Prime Minister Sir Edmund Barton raised the flag above the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, on the 3rd September 1901.
Also included here are some articles advancing the case for change, as well as newspaper and magazine articles about the flag debate and flag developments in Australia. In addition, Ausflag often contracts independent research organisations to carry out polls and surveys about the Australian national flag and whether a new flag should be adopted.
Why Australia Day should stay as it is. not changing Australia Day. The quest to change the date isn't about respect or making indigenous Australians lives better, it is about making the.
There is not much difference between the Australian and New Zealand flags The Australian flag should be changed for a number of reasons other than issues of independence and republicanism. The biggest issue with the current flag is that it has no real worldwide identity and is only well recognised by most Australians and occasionally by some.
Background information: Should the Australian flag be changed? There have been low-key but persistent debates over whether or not the Australian flag should be changed in order to remove the Union Flag from the canton. This debate has come to a head at a number of occasions, such as in the period immediately preceding the Australian.
Changing date of Australia Day would distort our present Jeremy Sammut. A young boy waves the Australian flag.. The push to change Australia Day is perpetuating the flawed kind of thinking.
Such proposals for change are rejected for two broad reasons - the status quo should endure because the case for change is not accepted and the national flag is symbolic of the nation and it should be honoured without alteration.