Hold the phone, everything you know about the Australian flag might be about to go out the window. Kinda. Not really.
Lobby group Aus Flag – who describe themselves as an “apolitical, non-profit organisation seeking support for the adoption of a truly Australian flag,” has put forward a new design suggestion on an already politically charged day.
Basically, it’s a flag without the Union Jack, you know to shed the “symbol of British dominance,” leaving only the Southern Cross and Commonwealth or Federation star which represents Australia’s six states and territories.
They’re calling it “The Australian ‘Commonwealth’ Flag.”
“100% Australia, with none of the Jack!” one tweet from @AusFlag read.
So, how do Aussies feel about the suggested change?
Here are our favourite responses on Twitter.
At least everyone wouldn’t have to change their tattoo’s.
— Gregg Crane (@GreggCrane) January 26, 2018