There is no consensus among proponents of changing the flag as to which design should replace the flag unlike in australia, the flag debate in new zealand is occurring independently of debate about becoming a republic the new zealand parliament held a two-stage binding referendum on a flag change in 2015 and 2016. As scotland votes no on referendum for independence, a lot of australians are once again thinking about the issue for australia a consideration even separate to.
One in five were in favour of changing the national flag but disliked the proposed design of the second referendum and planned to vote against change 80% of that group (ie 16% of the whole sample) saw the vote as a way to send a message to john key sample size was 750 and margin of error was 36. In 1999 i designed a new australian flag titled: advance australia 1999 proposal of ‘advance australia’ national flag author the advance australia design was supported by ausflag’s public research, which suggested that the kangaroo and the southern cross were the most popular symbols to appear on a new flag design. The issue of changing australia’s flag and to become a republic has once again created discussion and subsequent debate across the australian community the article by carney argues in a rather sarcastic tonethat despite all the discussion about changing of the flag and to become a republic it will never happen. Again in 2013, the australian monarchist league mistakenly captioned the new zealand flag as being the australian flag on their website   in 2018, a news piece about australia day on nine news queensland , the background graphics showed new zealand flags instead of the australian flags.
The australian flag should not change the original design is one that has united australians since federation australians have taken pride in their flag for over 100 years if we change the australian flag it would be disrespectful for the men and women who fought for it and under it in wwi and wwii. The only difference between the australian flag and the new zealand flag is australia's federation star this is similar to the issue of australia's national anthem our former national anthem was god save the queen. A consideration even separate to australia's independence is our flag as much as the union jack is a historical significance in australia, wouldn't it be more appropriate to replace it with the aboriginal flag, recognising.
The issue of changing australia’s flag and to become a republic has once again created discussion and subsequent debate across the australian community. Author’s proposed design for a new australian southern cross flag author my suggestion is to change the colours of the stars from white to yellow is linked to the aboriginal flag the blue is retained as a link to the current australian flag and torres strait island flag blue and yellow were also the original colours of the australian coat of arms.
Australia is a multi-cultural country and we should show that through our country’s flag furthermore, the union jack is a very big part of our flag which represents a message that is not important to our country. More than 8,000 people responded to the western sydney university poll that put forward six alternative designs, with 64% expressing a desire to change the flag the southern horizon design, which depicts the southern cross and commonwealth star on a blue background above green and gold waves, was favoured with 31% support. Australia did not formally adopt its flag until 1954, although a version was flown as early as 1901 though similar, the countries’ flags are not identical new zealand’s features four five-pointed, red stars to represent the southern cross.
Ausflag, which is the main lobby group advocating a change of national flag for australia has recently launched a new initiative it has arranged for an australian flag manufacturer to make and sell five new australian flag designs. Thousands of australians have backed changing the national flag, with a design dubbed the southern horizon gaining the most support in a survey. A push to change new zealand's national flag appears to have failed to trigger a similar move in australia, with political figures from both major parties dismissing the idea of changing australia's flag design new zealand prime minister john key has suggested a referendum be held across the tasman to select a new design. As scotland votes no on referendum for independence, a lot of australians are once again thinking about the issue for australia a consideration even separate to australia's independence is our flag.
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. Why does the australian flag still have a union jack by ella morton september 11, 2015 changing the flag is not an issue of importance—for the government or most of the populace but. Changing the flag a radical thought not in new zealand contrast abbott’s comments on the australian flag in 2010: ahead of the flag issue (although if there were an australian republic. Australian's need to agree on what the alternative flag is before they decide to change the flag changing the flag requires two steps 1 to find an alternative 2 to allow the public to choose between the two i am against the idea of deciding to change the flag without knowing the alternative it is a waste of time and money.
Before we rush into making the decision of changing our country’s flag, we should consider the history and story of it first we held a competition which allowed citizens of australia to design our flag, this alone shows the kind of people and country that we are. Australia is not a completely english countryit is also easy to mix up australia's flag with the british and the new zealand flagit should include some of the original images on the flag while including some from the aboriginal and other flags that are from australian states and territories.