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  1. Guest

    National Flag Day 2011

    110 years ago today Australia hoisted its flag for the first time in its known guise WHO KNEW THIS? And if you did did you do anything today? I took a walk to my local cenotaph and saw a flag of importance the CIVIL ENSIGN I also found out about several other important flags of AUS including the COLONIAL FLAG of Aus HAPPY FLAG DAY PEOPLE
  2. The Ozcans

    Fly The Flag

    Union Flags / St George's Cross....which is your flag of choice for the big event???:idea:
  3. Guest

    Change of flag

    From the Australian 26/04/2010 I thought this was quite funny There is no pressing reason to change the flag MORE than two centuries after Captain James Cook landed uninvited on our shores, isn't it time the British changed their flag? Australians might be puzzled by the lack of debate in the United Kingdom about the historical anachronism behind the so-called Union Jack, a design shamelessly lifted from the top left-hand corner of the Australian flag. We make no judgment here about the imperial values of the late 18th century when the British saw it as their birthright to plunder anything they chanced upon during their colonial adventures. While Britain has seen fit to say sorry for the historical injustice of slavery, we are not calling for a national apology for this particular wrong. Nor do we hold a grudge with New Zealanders who, by standing with us in the trenches of Gallipoli, earned the right to borrow a corner of our flag and fly it in perpetuity. It is instructive that the three main British political parties have steered clear of advocating a new flag in their election manifestos. While the intellectual Left might scoff about the UK's implied subservience to a country half a world away, politicians know that middle Britain is not ashamed of the country's historical links to Australia. Indeed, in these testing times for the British economy and democracy, they rather enjoy basking in the reflected glory of our thriving economy, controlled migration program, healthy political system, sunshine and the fact we can field a decent cricket team. For our part we are delighted, if a little puzzled, to see the most colourful part of our flag flying from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. We regard it as part of our generous cultural contribution to a nation a little down on its luck. It warms our heart to see ambassadors like Kylie Minogue and Clive James put a little colour into British lives and we were delighted to learn the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will add cultural gravitas to the Proms series at the Royal Albert Hall this year. So go ahead, Great Britain, and fly the flag wherever you will. And if you want to share our prosperous future, there's plenty of room for another star.
  4. Its all over the news at the moment about should Australia ditch the Aussie flag and have a new one,, what would you vote? Read the full article here Ray Martin says it&squo;s time to dump our Australian flag | The Courier-Mail Cal x
  5. Hardline attitude aids migration: Abbott. Tony Abbott has moved to portray his tough border protection stance as pro-immigration, arguing that it helps to maintain public support if people think immigration is controlled by the government rather than by people smugglers. More mealy mouthedness, like Rudd, both are terrified of offending racists and legacy of the 90s demonising refugees as political football or wedge issue. Like Cosgrove's speech last week, if they used their authority and led on such issues they may find the perceived audience would listen and obey, rather than follow bigots misinformed by media and related think tanks. Right time for zero tolerance. Authorities need to cut through the waffle talked about incidents of race-related violence.... The kind of leadership we need on this issue came this week from Peter Cosgrove, who is the very antithesis of a black-armband handwringer on this or any other issue. But with straight talk and plain language Cosgrove said it is undeniable that there is a small and ugly section of the Australian population that is demonstrably racist, and that in some instances, it's been Indians who have been victims of this racism. ..... In NSW, the Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has been forced to increase officer numbers for Australia Day after the sickening spectacle last year, where alcohol-fuelled yahoos draped in our national ensign were monstering passers-by for refusing to kiss the flag or join the Aussie Aussie Aussie chorus, a song so lyrically bereft that it's amazing anyone is prepared to sing it publicly. Aussie I love it, but leave me out of the flag waving. Mark Seymour asks why some Australians are so keen to show off how much they love the place. ...... "Australia. Love it or leave it" ........ I think Australia is pretty good, but not that good. Warwick Thornton says he's deeply concerned that the Southern Cross is becoming a symbol of racism for some Australians. The filmmaker, who has been chosen as the Northern Territory's nomination for Australian of the Year, wants people to spend Australia Day reflecting on the symbolic significance of the national icon. "Aboriginal people have used the Southern Cross for the last 40,000 years as a beacon guiding them to travel through country for survival, and I'm starting to see that star system symbol being used as a very racist nationalistic emblem - and that is seriously worrying me," Thornton said. "We don't want to turn the Southern Cross into a swastika - that's bloody important. Nationalists everywhere, including media, advertising industry and governments, have hijacked Australian icons. Past 15 - 20 years this has included flag, Gallipoli, ANZACS, bush myths, or inverting them e.g. scare stories about Republic, refugees, immigrants, stress upon English versus NESBs and multiculturalism etc.
  6. bunbury61

    AFL - who wins the flag in 2009 ?

    Iam on a roll , i tipped HAWTHORN from way out last year,when everyone thought Geelong were nailed on . This year my instincts tell me COLLINGWOOD .........( a bit of "mystic meg ")......usually my tipping is suspect to say the least