View Poll Results: Who should change their flag?

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    A 25% coverage of a national flag can hardly be termed as 'domination'.

    However, here is a selection of suitable 'heritage flag' alternatives should a referendum be deemed necessary in Australia.




























    I quite like this one, it's pure Australian.



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    all a bit silly methinks....what a waste of tax payer's money! Same same republic vote! Don't polis have anything better to do!?
    The States/territories,aboriginals,Torres straight islanders have flags already..would they change all the state flags ( lotsa union Jacks!) ,armed forces , ensigns too I wonder? Me I love the current one ....it is pretty!
    Leave the fk alone!

    Lots of guys fought and died under it FFS!

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    I don't think having an identity is a waste of money.

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    I quite like this one. It reflects Australia's past and present in one memorable flag.


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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?
    The article states:

    it would make Australia "look stupid" if the status quo remained.
    and we can't have that, can we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umbuku View Post


    This one is not too bad.
    It does kind of look OK but is obviously hijacking an airline logo so not sure if it will fly (!)

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    Here you go. Koojos submission.
    Simple, understated and elegant.

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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.


    Looks like a bank logo.

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    We have a red and white flag with a dead leaf on it. Looks nice.

    We will probably change it, when America invades to divert our rivers to irrigate California.

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    Funny how all the designs submitted so far have the look of some banana republic.

    If there is going to be a new one it needs to be bold and classy even heraldic, that can be recognized from afar and not just a bunch of coloured scraps sewn together.

    peterpan will be along soon with some words of wisdom.
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    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
    You people, you think I know feck nothing; I tell you: I know feck all
    Those who cannot change their mind, cannot change anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble
    We have a red and white flag with a dead leaf on it.
    Remember the day it changed and the Union Jack was trashed. A dark day. Now it's a poor copy of French flag and a Maple Syrup logo.

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    Has the Kiwi guy pushing for change got shares in a flag making company?

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    I believe it has been decided already, the merchandise is already here.












    How do I post these pictures???

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    Aus is not interested. 72% of kiwi s can't be bothered. I reckon just an election gimmick to let people know he is a man of the people.

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    I'm liking the subtle double meaning in that last pic Betty.

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    Sadly, that's ^^ just the sort of thing the pc nanny state would produce as a replacement i fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble
    We have a red and white flag with a dead leaf on it.
    Remember the day it changed and the Union Jack was trashed. A dark day. Now it's a poor copy of French flag and a Maple Syrup logo.
    One of my favourite flag designs. That and Vietnam.

    I also think the silver fern would look really classy as a national flag.

    The Aussies are fucked. An overgrown rabbit or a bird that can't fly. Jeezus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    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.


    Looks like a bank logo.
    A non-starter I think. Too closely tied to specific white-Australia colonial historic events. Religious overtones. Totally anonymous to foreigners.

    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble
    We have a red and white flag with a dead leaf on it.
    Remember the day it changed and the Union Jack was trashed. A dark day. Now it's a poor copy of French flag and a Maple Syrup logo.
    Interesting comment. Canadian flag is one of the best I think. If some folk see it as a syrup logo but it still manages to be good in the eyes of most then I think this option for Aus has more mileage than I thought (it also can be seen as being based around a corporate logo but hopefully could outgrow this perception).



    No human culture stuff - only nature and instantly identifiable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    No human culture stuff - only nature
    that's the weakness though, imo.

    I think elements of British colonial history need to be retain, we cannot start again at Year 0. (and I equally think we need to retain elements of the Aboriginal flag., as the original inhabitants of the country)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    Canadian flag is one of the best I think.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    One of my favourite flag designs.
    Suppose finally it turned out well in it's simplicity once the Quebecois frogs were told to fok off. They wanted a tri color with maple leaf.

    Off topic. You Aussies carry on.

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    Southern Cross - in the Place of Honour
    Aboriginal/ANZAC Rising Sun - at its Heart
    Red Earth/Blood of the ANZACs - the Foundation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    Canadian flag is one of the best I think.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    One of my favourite flag designs.
    Suppose finally it turned out well in it's simplicity once the Quebecois frogs were told to fok off. They wanted a tri color with maple leaf.

    Off topic. You Aussies carry on.
    OT again!

    Do all Husky gas stations still have those large flags?


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    Not all. Some folk put them up to remind Americans that they are in a land with funny money:-)

    Canadians will fly any flag to attract tourists. Most Canadians are not showy about nationalism unless its a hockey game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post


    Southern Cross - in the Place of Honour
    Aboriginal/ANZAC Rising Sun - at its Heart
    Red Earth/Blood of the ANZACs - the Foundation

    Don't try an pass that abo stuff of as ANZAC....


    red dot sent. (for the red earth)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Blood of the ANZACs
    100 years of existence and a few days of history to show for it. Stick with what you've got if that's the case.

    More apt would be 'Red - the colour of our coats'

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