Robyn Keal
Robyn Keal

did the people who want to change the australian flag fight under it? SHAME

Anthony Boserio
Anthony Boserio

I was born under this flag served under this flag respect this flag and want to die under this flag.

Ron Corso
Ron Corso
  • Anthony Boserio

Anthony would you like to be buried in Great Britain because at the moment that's where our flag belongs...It's embarassing, confusing for people outside Australia and it shows insecurity and immaturity in not being able to finally grow up and be ourselves We are no longer a part of the British Empire which ended ages ago, it's time for the 57 yr old bloke to move out of the family home because ironically Mummy and Daddy left ages ago.

Krystal Curry
Krystal Curry
  • Anthony Boserio

Ron.. if you think halls flag is confusing for outsiders, I am here to report I know the difference in the Australian flag and the British flag... kinda hard not to ..
I'm from Texas so pretty well outside Australia :-)

Michael Clohessy
Michael Clohessy
  • Anthony Boserio

Ron, my flag belongs on my flagpole in my yard and it's not broke so I don't want it fixed.

Maybe you should move from Adelaide to Sydney, New South Australia (get rid of the Wales reference). But wait, Sydney was named in honour of the British Home Secretary of the time and Adelaide after the spouse of a UK King...........so that would be from Kuarna Aboriginal country to Cadigal Aboriginal country!

Might be time to emigrate if you are that burdened by the Union Jack on our flag!

Teresa Bayes
Teresa Bayes
  • Anthony Boserio

@Ron, you are out of line my friend, stating this in your words, we have had a lot of Good Aussies & Migrants Served and Died to make Australia FREE and you will only be causing issues; one we do not Support. If you continue to act like this, sorry but this is a Vote of Support of Our Nations Flag, not to PR your views, if you do NOT support it, why did you sign?

Jonathan Paget
Jonathan Paget
  • Anthony Boserio

spoken like a true wog

Anthony John McAlister
Anthony John McAlister
  • Anthony Boserio

Ron Corso, it is you who is the immature moron living at home with mum and dad, never served under the flag, cant stand those who believe in being a patriot, and, will never understand the pride that goes with those who currently servre or who have served. If you dont want to live under our current national flag, get a passport and fuck off. By the way, I am 57, have my own home, joined the Army at 17, have been deployed twice and still serve my country.

Teresa Bayes
Teresa Bayes
  • Anthony Boserio

Hi Anthony, I Blocked Mr Ron Corso, as he started to SPAM this Important effort of the True Australians some just like to not accept the fact's of the matter, Anthony, we ALL appreciate your support - Regards Teresa.

Vic Clark
Vic Clark
  • Anthony Boserio

pull your head in ron corso we are still part of the commonwealth last i looked maybe you should grow up and stop sounding like a spiolt ass.

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Anthony Boserio

Mr Corso, are you the one who is embarrassed and ashamed because Fiji decided to change their flag and you feel that it is time to step into the 21st century? Well you appear to be in the minority here. The colours of red, white and blue make it the most recognised flag in the world and the most beautiful.

Robyn Keal
Robyn Keal

my grand father and father fought under the australian flag 1st and 2nd world wars. proudly so, lets keep it that way........ I say NO BLOODY WAY!

Teresa Bayes
Teresa Bayes
  • Robyn Keal

The Australian National Flag is raised every morning at the school in Villers-Bretonneux in France, in memory of the thousands of Australian casualties in liberating their village in 1917 (during the First World War).

David Parker
David Parker
  • Robyn Keal

actually Royn.... no they didnt!!!!.... while the flag came into effect in 1901, and the final design was settled on in 1905.... but it was NOT the official flag of Australia until the 1953 Flag Act, which was signed and ratified by Lizzie on her 1954 trip to Australia..... if you accurately do your research... you will find that the "flag" too which you refer to in WWI and WWII was actually called the Australian Ensign.... which means:

Noun
A standard indicating nationality.
A sign or...

actually Royn.... no they didnt!!!!.... while the flag came into effect in 1901, and the final design was settled on in 1905.... but it was NOT the official flag of Australia until the 1953 Flag Act, which was signed and ratified by Lizzie on her 1954 trip to Australia..... if you accurately do your research... you will find that the "flag" too which you refer to in WWI and WWII was actually called the Australian Ensign.... which means:

Noun
A standard indicating nationality.
A sign or emblem of a particular thing.

it is NOT referred to as the AUSTRALIAN FLAG!!!!!!

What flag was flown during the First and Second World Wars?

When the question of a new Australian flag is debated, it is sometimes said that the Australian National Flag should not be changed because Australians fought and died under it in two World Wars. This is only part of the story: 'On the battlefronts, Australian servicemen would as often see the Union Jack and the flags of the Allies as they would the Australian blue ensign.'(10) In both World Wars, the RAAF fought under the British Royal Air Force Flag.(11) In World War II, the RAN fought under the British Navy Ensign with the Australian blue ensign at the bow as an additional flag.(12) The Australian Army fought under Australian red and blue ensigns and the Union Jack.

so.... please... make sure you are accurate when you talk about the flag and WWI and WWII :)

Karen Mackenzie
Karen Mackenzie

The Australians of this Country have fought for our Country, this is Australia and the flag stays as it is!, stop wanting to change everything because it is then considered politically correct, trying to keep everyone happy who isn't? This flag signifys for all of us Australians who love our country, we are prepared to stand up and be counted as true Aussies. Lena Allen - here, here! I agree Australia Day too, stop changing things for others who come to our country and do not embrace it!...

The Australians of this Country have fought for our Country, this is Australia and the flag stays as it is!, stop wanting to change everything because it is then considered politically correct, trying to keep everyone happy who isn't? This flag signifys for all of us Australians who love our country, we are prepared to stand up and be counted as true Aussies. Lena Allen - here, here! I agree Australia Day too, stop changing things for others who come to our country and do not embrace it! We don't go to theirs and want to change their flags, their laws and their customs. Leave us alone, don't like it then go back to where you all came from!

Steven Adams
Steven Adams
  • Karen Mackenzie

Everything changes every day. Continuously. There is nothing you can do about it.

Teresa Bayes
Teresa Bayes
  • Karen Mackenzie

The Australian National Flag is raised every morning at the school in Villers-Bretonneux in France, in memory of the thousands of Australian casualties in liberating their village in 1917 (during the First World War).

Gail Kelly
Gail Kelly
  • Karen Mackenzie

Steve Adams Well this is what it is all about, this is how changes are made,OR given the chance to stand up and fight for what you believe in and I believe in this Country and our Flag, not a new flag to boost someones ego. I love our flag just the way it is.

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Karen Mackenzie

And it just goes to show how little respect is left for the people who died under that flag and it is a disgrace that Australians need to be reminded of that fact by French school children who honour that flag daily.

Clint Morcom
Clint Morcom

I fought in the cold war with this flag and proud of it, leave it as is,

Teresa Bayes
Teresa Bayes
  • Clint Morcom

Did you know:. The Australian National Flag was raised for the first time at an Olympic Games in 1908 (London), celebrating a win for Australia in Rugby Union, at that time an Olympic event. (Although our flag had been in use for three years before the 1904 Olympics at St Louis (USA), the Australian "team" at the 1904 Games consisted of a single athlete who competed without success in the 110m hurdles!). ...

Did you know:. The Australian National Flag was raised for the first time at an Olympic Games in 1908 (London), celebrating a win for Australia in Rugby Union, at that time an Olympic event. (Although our flag had been in use for three years before the 1904 Olympics at St Louis (USA), the Australian "team" at the 1904 Games consisted of a single athlete who competed without success in the 110m hurdles!). The Australian National Flag is raised every morning at the school in Villers-Bretonneux in France, in memory of the thousands of Australian casualties in liberating their village in 1917 (during the First World War).

David Parker
David Parker
  • Clint Morcom

actually it was the Australian Ensign raised in 1908.... the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FLAG wasnt raised until 1953... when the flags act actually made it the National Flag... before then we had the Australian Ensign, but the Union Jack was our OFFICIAL flag :)

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Clint Morcom

Semantics! What flag was proposed in 1901 and was accepted by one and all? Do you think that it mattered to the man in the street which flag was flying on the flagpole, not on your Nelly. The main thing was that they saw the red, white and blue and liked it. This was before political correctness buggered things up and before all of these emigrants came over here and stated a hate campaign against Britain. How many boat people keep turning up on out shores and how is it that they don't expect...

Semantics! What flag was proposed in 1901 and was accepted by one and all? Do you think that it mattered to the man in the street which flag was flying on the flagpole, not on your Nelly. The main thing was that they saw the red, white and blue and liked it. This was before political correctness buggered things up and before all of these emigrants came over here and stated a hate campaign against Britain. How many boat people keep turning up on out shores and how is it that they don't expect a bullet from us for trying to come here? Because they know that the red, white and blue means that this is not a dictatorship,.

Ron Stevens
Ron Stevens

I can not understand why every so often this comes up! History is set, wether you like it not. How would these people from other countries feel if other wanted to make changes to their original flag? I'm sure there would be one hell of a blue made about it.

Wombear Bear
Wombear Bear
  • Ron Stevens

its just not other that come to our Home land that wants the flag changed its also Aborigine wanting there make put on the Aussie Flag....

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Ron Stevens

The aborigines were never a nation under one ruler and hadn't a clue about flags until they saw one. They have a design of their own and let them keep it but leave the national flag alone

Wombear Bear
Wombear Bear

if u don't like our flag that's ok...ITS OURS TO LIKE! u come here looking for a better place that's ok....ITS STILL OUR FLAG.......it Stays and u can Go.. :-)

Michael Cash
Michael Cash

It's the flag that brought our proud nation together. I'm not aware of any of our real heroes ever having died under a 'Sports Flag' to grant us the freedom that we enjoy!

Teresa Bayes
Teresa Bayes
  • Michael Cash

Michael, since 1901 we have looked up and United in One through many Conflicts, held our Pride with Our Australian Flag. The People have spoken many times, this is all about our Freedom, from the ANZAC's through to our current Overseas and Local Deployments, we MUST all fight to retain our Given Rights, Australia is a Nation like No Other and we are so Aussie that Our Flag is displayed all over the World, some 3,000 Signed this in just over 24-hours, at this rate 1/2 Million within 6-Months,...

Michael, since 1901 we have looked up and United in One through many Conflicts, held our Pride with Our Australian Flag. The People have spoken many times, this is all about our Freedom, from the ANZAC's through to our current Overseas and Local Deployments, we MUST all fight to retain our Given Rights, Australia is a Nation like No Other and we are so Aussie that Our Flag is displayed all over the World, some 3,000 Signed this in just over 24-hours, at this rate 1/2 Million within 6-Months, I do NOT care how much INK it takes, I will print this out and land it on the Lap's of every Serving Australian Polly in Canberra. As the Voice of Many will show NEVER TOUCH OUR FLAG.

Ron Corso
Ron Corso
  • Michael Cash

Well said Max, What other country on the planet has another county's flag in the corner of their own??? Yes aknowledge our past but it's time for the kids ( now well and truly grown up) to leave home and make their own way in the world

Louraine Millington
Louraine Millington
  • Michael Cash

If a war started in Australia, you would be happy to have the UK part of the flag with the UK soldiers, it shows our unity, nothing else. rather the UK than USA

Judi Nash
Judi Nash
  • Michael Cash

Time to open your mouth and change feet buddy!

Teresa Bayes
Teresa Bayes
  • Michael Cash

The flag of Australia is a defaced Blue Ensign: a blue field with the Union Jack in the canton (upper hoist quarter), and a large white seven-pointed star known as the Commonwealth Star in the lower hoist quarter. The fly contains a representation of the Southern Cross constellation, made up of five white stars – one small five-pointed star and four, larger, seven-pointed stars.

The flag's original design (with a six-pointed Commonwealth Star) was chosen in 1901 from entries in a worldwide...

The flag of Australia is a defaced Blue Ensign: a blue field with the Union Jack in the canton (upper hoist quarter), and a large white seven-pointed star known as the Commonwealth Star in the lower hoist quarter. The fly contains a representation of the Southern Cross constellation, made up of five white stars – one small five-pointed star and four, larger, seven-pointed stars.

The flag's original design (with a six-pointed Commonwealth Star) was chosen in 1901 from entries in a worldwide competition held following Federation, and was first flown in Melbourne on 3 September 1901;[1] this date has been proclaimed as Australian National Flag Day.[2] A slightly different design was approved by King Edward VII in 1902.

Raelene Keeble
Raelene Keeble
  • Michael Cash

Max if you want to change our flag then I think its time for you to move on

Steven Adams
Steven Adams
  • Michael Cash

No flag brought anything. The reason your not aware of any of our real heroes is because you're not aware. There are no 'real' heroes. They died and so will you.

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Michael Cash

Just repeating, no hero's died under the boxing kangaroo flag but plenty of selfish bastards got rich under it.

Tony Smith
Tony Smith

Why is it that people always want to change something, I don’t hear Hawaiian people wanting to change their flag because it has the union jack on it. We are a proud nation and a new flag will not change who we are.

Mick Willis
Mick Willis
  • Tony Smith

I agree Tony. But please remember... it's the Australian flag & the Australian way of life... so LEAVE IT ALONE.

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Tony Smith

Remember an incident at a stockade in Victoria? It was a message to the government to bugger off.

Gail Mudd
Gail Mudd

Keep our history....that's how is was and that's how it should be remembered.

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