View Poll Results: Who should change their flag?

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    Kiwis are lucky as they have an obviously good alternative i.e. the silver fern on a black background.

    Aussies don't have such an obvious alternative I don't think.

    Could just replace the UJ with the coat of arms but I fear any revision could end up getting hijacked by the PC brigade in which case I would rather stick with the original.

    Definitely no dots or red black and yellow.

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    There's always a place for this - pure British!


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    Australia's flag should be the same (southern cross on a blue backround) but without the Union Jack.
    Perhaps in its place the Australian coat of arms or a kangaroo wearing sunglasses reclining on golden sand under a palm tree sucking on a stubbie of fourex)

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    ^^I never noticed that unicorns have cloven hooves before. Does that give you the 'horn' Betty?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    ^^I never noticed that unicorns have cloven hooves before. Does that give you the 'horn' Betty?!
    You and I, Looper, know the sexual power of the cloven hoof...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Kiwis are lucky as they have an obviously good alternative i.e. the silver fern on a black background.

    Aussies don't have such an obvious alternative I don't think.

    Could just replace the UJ with the coat of arms but I fear any revision could end up getting hijacked by the PC brigade in which case I would rather stick with the original.

    Definitely no dots or red black and yellow.
    So no recognition of Aboriginal history at all?



    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Australia's flag should be the same (southern cross on a blue backround) but without the Union Jack.
    Perhaps in its place the Australian coat of arms or a kangaroo wearing sunglasses reclining on golden sand under a palm tree sucking on a stubbie of fourex)
    Unfortunately the Eureka flag has already been hijacked by neo-nazis.

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    NZ has a second flag now


    The national Maori flag - Tino Rangatiratanga
    but that one wouldn't get everyone's support

    Any other country have a black-background flag?
    The black with silver fern is easily recognised through the sporting world, Olympic team uniforms etc, but I'm not so keen on what could be a drab looking grey-on-black
    and would it have to have an adidas logo too, since they have the rights for All Blacks and Netball NZ uniforms?

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    You're all closer to the Chokes anyway, I'd go for a red flag with yellow stars to show how easily you'll bend over when they come knocking. Just put one or two sheep's arses on it so they know who's who.


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    duplicate

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    Question for you Aussies and Kiwis. Why should Aussies change their flag if NZ does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Yes, get rid of the Jack by all means. It has no significance to Australian modern culture.
    How interesting, you do not think modern Australia has been shaped by our histroy ?

    I would keep it, or at least some representation of our colonial history.

    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    and the coat of arms
    Not really the place for a coat of arms.


    We learn all about the Brits in school. We or at least I certainly don't identify them, I don;t have a burning need to watch eastenders and coronation street to get in touch with my roots. And a very large part of the population is now modern immigrant born rather than settler.
    Additionally, much of our connection with britain is negative, Rum Rebellion, Eureka Stockade, Gallipoli, their dumping of the commonwealth to join the common market, they are in the EU now, their basically wogs.



    So here we go, this would look fantastic at the cricket...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Question for you Aussies and Kiwis. Why should Aussies change their flag if NZ does?

    It would reignite the debate in Oz..
    Also fire up the Republic debate again.

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    This here's the Wattle
    The emblem of our land
    You can stick it in a bottle
    Or hold it in yer hand

    Australia Australia we love you

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    i don't care except as long as there no union jack on it.

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    You fukin moronic ungrateful bastards... This is your heritage:




    Without it, your heritage would be:





    Which, frankly has fuk all to do with youse...
    How do I post these pictures???

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    All the suggested flags for NZ and Aus are fuking hideous. Right down there with banana republic flags.

    Taking out the Union Jack is just childish bullshit driven by old Irish republicans and Scottish whinging nationalists. A country that tries to deny, or hide it's past has an uncertain future.

    Accept the colonial past for what it was and stop whinging......FFS you're getting almost as bad as the British themselves.....
    I blame the Americans......and Thaksin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Kiwis are lucky as they have an obviously good alternative i.e. the silver fern on a black background.

    Aussies don't have such an obvious alternative I don't think.

    Could just replace the UJ with the coat of arms but I fear any revision could end up getting hijacked by the PC brigade in which case I would rather stick with the original.

    Definitely no dots or red black and yellow.
    So no recognition of Aboriginal history at all?
    I think it would be better to steer clear of human cultural symbology as it is a contentious issue when there is a small indigenous population and the nation was built by colonial occupation. Symbology from the world of nature would be more neutral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    You fukin moronic ungrateful bastards... This is your heritage:

    Are you trying to deny people their democratic rights to vote on a new flag betty?

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    I suppose it is kind of ironic in that the more connected the world becomes, the more insular and sepratist the people become. Scottish separation, basque/spanish, thai/south, canadian/quebequiois, the list is endless...

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    To be fair, I don't think that the world is more separatist. Think it's always been this way.

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    ^ The innertubes just let you be better at being separatist than say, the printing press did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    Kiwis are lucky as they have an obviously good alternative i.e. the silver fern on a black background. Aussies don't have such an obvious alternative I don't think.
    Yes we do. The Eureka flag.



    Haven't seen a proposed design that I like as yet.



    This one is not too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umbuku View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    Kiwis are lucky as they have an obviously good alternative i.e. the silver fern on a black background. Aussies don't have such an obvious alternative I don't think.
    Yes we do. The Eureka flag.

    .
    With controversial contemporary meaning.

    Sorry, that does not represent all Australians, how quaint and simplistic it would be if it did eh?
    Last edited by kingwilly; 12-03-2014 at 01:53 AM.

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