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
I want to win a million dollars but we dont always get what we want
— Amy Baker (@Amy_Artist_) January 25, 2018
rubbish. do not want
— Brive1987 (@brive1987) January 26, 2018
Why? We are not a republic !
— Robert Lee (@RobertL80535272) January 25, 2018
Makes my blood boil! Leave our day the way it always has been. Alot of people have special memories with loved ones on this day!
— Warren Ackary (@WarrenAckary) January 25, 2018
What they want and what happens are two very different things!! Why even bother wasting time on this story!! Only to stir people up!! Ridiculous!!!
— Helen ???? & Max ???? (@mogg67) January 26, 2018
Wow!….Must have been up all night thinking of that one…
— ???????? Crackerz ???????? (@OzyAussieOzy) January 26, 2018
Just get it done without wasting anymore money on surveys
— Goody Love Punch (@SueFerg12827101) January 26, 2018
you do realise that the southern cross isn’t unique just to Australia right?
— T-bone (@roche_t) January 26, 2018
Or every other part of the Southern Hemisphere that can see the same stars
— TheTechiePilot (@TheTechiePilot) January 26, 2018
Never liked any flag ideas until this one. I’d support this change.
— Kathy Reid (@Ms_K_Reid) January 26, 2018
That flag looks awesome, no crazy graphic or colours that will date, its timeless like the night sky over Australia. ????
— Broken (@zenaal37) January 26, 2018
The union jack is Brittish, NOT Australian, yet we Australians wave it proudly like good little colonists.
— rogar10 (@rogar18) January 26, 2018
This is Australia. pic.twitter.com/vaTbV1YnWE
— Daniel Ruben (@zielwolf) January 26, 2018
What do you think of the new design? Tell us in the comment section below.
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