Why should the Australian flag not be changed?

May 9, 2021 Off By idswater

Why should the Australian flag not be changed?

Opponents of changing the flag have made the following arguments: It is a popular symbol. No alternative national flag has attained the same degree of acceptance accorded to the existing flag. The flag is a unique combination of devices recognised by law, custom and tradition as Australia’s chief national symbol.

Why does the New Zealand flag have a Union Jack on it?

The stars on the Flag represent the Southern Cross constellation, emphasising New Zealand’s location in the South Pacific Ocean. The Union Jack in the top left-hand corner of the Flag recognises New Zealand’s historical foundations as a former British colony and dominion.

Is the Australian and New Zealand flag the same?

The flag is (somewhat) different BUT the Australian flag has two extra stars – a small one near the cross and a big one under the Union Jack. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s flag has just four stars but they are red with a white outline. Yes, the difference between the Aussie and NZ flag are small, but they are important.

How many flags has New Zealand had?

Six flags other than the New Zealand flag are flown for official purposes in New Zealand. They are the Queen’s New Zealand Flag, the Governor-General’s Flag, the New Zealand Red Ensign, the New Zealand White Ensign, the Royal New Zealand Air Force Ensign, and the New Zealand Civil Air Ensign.

Why Australia should change their flag?

The colours of our flag are out of line with our national colours, therefore we should change our flag to bring it in line. For many years green and gold had been used as our “national sporting colours”.

Will the Australian flag ever be changed?

Australia’s flag will never change, Malcolm Turnbull has said, dismissing a new design that drops the Union Jack. The new design makes a simple but fundamental change to the flag. The Union Jack is dropped, replaced with the Commonwealth Star and an enlarged Southern Cross, against a dark navy background.

What do New Zealanders do on Waitangi Day?

Waitangi Day—February 6, the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (1840)—is considered the country’s national day. Commemorations are centred on Waitangi but are held throughout the country. Public celebrations include Maori ceremonies as well as sporting events, music, and parades.

Which flag came first Australia or NZ?

Yes! Sort of! New Zealand adopted its flag — featuring a blue background, Union Jack and stars representing the Southern Cross constellation — in 1902. Australia did not formally adopt its flag until 1954, although a version was flown as early as 1901.