Should we replace the Australian Flag?

The Australian Flag creates a lot of debate because many people believe the Australian Flag is out-dated and should be replaced with a new flag that better represents our country.

Below is a video that shows some famous Australia’s wanting a new flag and other Australians wanting the flag to stay the same.

– Do you think Australia’s flag should be replaced? Explain your reasons.

– Look at the two bottom flags. Which one would you prefer to be used as the Australian flag if it was replaced? Explain why.

 

21 thoughts on “Should we replace the Australian Flag?

  1. – Do think Australia’s flag should be replaced? Explain your reasons.
    Yes, it’s over date and I don’t want the union jack on my flag, the aboriginals were here before them, where’s their place on the flag? It’s unfair for us we shouldn’t have to have England’s flag on our flag we should stand out and be Australian not British.

    – Look at the two bottom flags. Which one would you prefer to be used as the Australian flag if it was replaced? Explain why.
    I would like to use the second one because its green and gold which is also an Australian flag and on the first one there’s too much on it and it would be really hard to remember also its still got the British colours right next each other also its got a lot of dots in the star, I don’t think that’s needed because we all know what a great amazing multicultural country Australia is.

  2. -Do you think Australia’s flag should be replaced? Explain your reasons.
    I do think that the Australian flag should be replaced because the aboriginals were the first people on Australia and they don’t even have their own part on our flag. I also think that we should replace the Australian flag because the flag is ours but it still has the Union Jack on it and that’s not Australian.

    – Look at the two bottom flags. Which one would you prefer to be used as the Australian flag if it was replaced? Explain why?
    I prefer the bottom one because, if it weren’t for the top one still having the shape and the colours of the Union Jack and as I said, it’s still not completely Australian. The bad thing about the bottom one is that it doesn’t have any aboriginal on it. The aboriginals have to have at least a small part of their flag on ours because the aboriginals were the first people on Australia and because they let us live on this island.

  3. I think we should change our flag because the new one can be like the aboriginal flag it represent the aboriginals flag because they came to Australia first and it should be there flag we should able to respect them and let them be in our half of the flag and all we did is just put the Australia on it so it was time we just change the flag. Another is how the prime minister said sorry thieve accepting the apology but we need to it better because that was just an apology we need to make them apart of our flag. The top flag would be better because it includes all Australians.

  4. Do you think Australia flag should be change
    I think it should be change because the other flag has the Aboriginal culture to the only thing it doesn’t have is the Union jack but we don’t really need it because the soldiers didn’t die for the Union jack why because we did not fight for the union jack they flighted for are country

  5. I strongly believe that they should change the Australia flag. Firstly the aboriginal where at Australia first and they should get there part on the flag. Secondly The Union Jack should not be on there we need some trow aussi colours on there instead of the Union Jack. Thirdly Just because captain cook thought that he fawned Australia douse not mean that England should get there part on the flag.

  6. – Do think Australia’s flag should be replaced? Explain your reasons.

    I think that the Australian Flag should be changed because we’ve had the same Australian flag forever and it’s now time to change that flag to something that represents both Australia and Aboriginal cultures. People are complaining that we’ve had this flag for too LONG!!!

    – Look at the two bottom flags. Which one would you prefer to be used as the Australian flag if it was replaced?

    If we had to change the Australian Flag I’d pick the first flag because that flag has our Australian colours, the Aboriginal colours and on the very big star it has some Aboriginal dots and the flag has yellow stars for the Southern Cross outlined with green, the red on the flag is shaped as a Boomerang with the White and Blue following in the same direction as the red.

  7. I think that the Australia flag should not be change because we had soldiers to fight for us in Australia and some of them die for Australia. And soldiers mushed the flag to battle.

  8. I think the flag should not be replaced because the people that fought in the war it would be disrespectful because they are the ones who fought underneath the flag.
    I think the top flag would be better because it has better colour and it looks better. The old Australian doesn’t have the star that represents the different cultures.

  9. I think that we should change the Australian flag because the Aboriginals where hear first. We should have a change for once. And we need something more Australian.

  10. – Do think Australia’s flag should be replaced? Explain your reasons. Yes because the first one represents Australia with Blue, Red and White and the Red bit looks like a boomerang for the aboriginals.

  11. I think that we should leave the Australia flag because the men that were in the war they died for us. We should leave the flag because we have had it for a long, long time, I think when captain cook was around. I think that we should leave the Australia flag because if the Australian flag was to be changed the people would be disappointed in whoever change the flag and I would be disappointed to. I think that we should have the bottom flag because it represent the Olympics and we can show the world the Olympics. By Brandon

  12. Look and learn- should we change the Aussie flag?
    – Do think Australia’s flag should be replaced? Explain your reasons.
    I think that we should replace the Aussie flag because Aboriginals were the first people in Australia and there is nothing to do with them on the flag now. Also it is time to change because it is dilapidated. Also England doesn’t own Australia so we should at least remove the union jack.
    – Look at the two bottom flags. Which one would you prefer to be used as the Australian flag if it was replaced? I think the at the one to the right A.K.A. on the blog it is the top one should be the new flag of Australia because it represents aboriginals, the southern cross, Australia and also England with the red, white and blue.

  13. – Do think Australia’s flag should be replaced? Explain your reasons.

    I do think the Australian flag should be replaced because it has the union jack on it and we barely have people from Britten and many people explored Australia before the Britten people did and it’s our country now we should get to choose the flag and have what we want in it so suck on that Britten.
    – Look at the two bottom flags. Which one would you prefer to be used as the Australian flag if it was replaced? Explain why.

    I would like the first because it represents us the cores and a bit of Britten on it. It looks prettier than the original flag because it has the cores and the Britten’s bit of the flag with the Aussie colours of green and gold on it so it’s representing the Australians and what we like for colours, all of the dots in the star is all of the different cultures and the boomerang with the southern cross stars that make all of us friends and there’s no wars.

  14. I strongly believe that the Australian Flag should NOT be replaced because the current flag represents our country’s history and everything that involves it such as; the flag has the Commonwealth Star that has 7 points to represent the States & Territories that Australia has, it contains the Southern Cross to tell people that Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, and in the top right corner, that is the Union Jack. The Union Jack is the flag of England and England colonised Australia. So as you can see, I do believe that we should keep our original flag.

    If I HAD to choose out of those two flags, I would choose the second one because it has the Australian colours, Green &Gold, it has the Southern Cross and the Commonwealth star so it is very Australian.

  15. I don’t think the Australian flag should get change because the army foresee is important to Australia and we shouldn’t disrespect them like that because they are in war putting their self in danger to save us so I don’t think we should change it on them. I think the top one because it represent Australia more than the one on the bottom also because the aboriginal are really important to the Australia because they were here first and they weren’t getting any credit for finding it first on the flag it’s the union jack I not saying change it but if we did I would like to put the aboriginal sable somewhere on it because they were here first so they should have their piece of the flag .

  16. Should the Australian flag change
    Do you think the Australian flag should be replaced-? I think the Australian flag should be change because it has the Union Jack. On it and it has nothing to do with our country what so ever. It’s also disgraceful for that sign to represent our country because it is not fair for the Australians. I think it should be change because the Union Jack does not represent our country because it is supposed to represent England not ours. I think it’s just stupid for the government to come up with the flag because not even one little part represents Australia. I think the Australia flag should be replaced because the Aboriginals were the first people on Australia and it was there country first and then have no represent on the flag. It was the Aboriginals country so they should have a spot on the flag. I think it should be change because for the Olympics we need a part to represent then for when they go in the Olympics they can hold it up and show them the colours that they are proud of. I think we should change it because we look at the Australian flag every day almost and it does not represent our country. So they think that we will just hold it up when there’s nothing about Australia. We all need to stand up and hold in our hand that represents Australia.
    – Look at the two bottom flags. Which one would you prefer to be used as the Australian flag if it was replaced? I would pick the middle one because the Aboriginals were the first here and it shows a represent for them. I think it should be the middle one because it has a shape boomerang for Aboriginals and the colour. It represents Australia for the big star and the blue and white colour. It represents the Olympics with the green and yellow star. It would have to be the middle one because it represents our culture better and it makes us stand up and be proud. It would be better and fair because it represents three of them and they are the biggest represent in Australia.
    Thank you everyone hope you like it.

  17. Should our flag be changed!
    Do you think the Australian Flag should be replaced?
    1. No because I was born in this country with our flag the same and I want it to not be changed because I want to go up and still have the same flag.
    2. No because when the Australia War people fort underneath our Australia Flag.
    3. No because of the southern-cross shows where our country is in the world.

  18. Should the Australian flag be changed?
    Do you want a boring old flag that has been representing us for 113 years? (It has expired)! I believe that the boring and bland Australian flag should be changed.

    It shocks me that people want to keep the flag because I think the Australian flag should be changed. The aboriginal people don’t have anything to do with our flag. It’s utterly disgraceful, the aboriginals were the first people in Australia, but still don’t have a place at all on our flag.
    It disgusts me that people don’t want to change our national flag. We have the Union Jack on our flag, and it makes us Australians look like we are pure English. We are a multi-cultural country, so our flag needs to represent other cultures from around the world. We don’t just have English people in our country.

    If our Australian flag, which represents us, got changed, I would be ecstatic. Our Australian flag is plain old boring. The down side about the Australian flag is that it looks nearly the exact same as New Zealand’s flag. We could get mixed up with New Zealand’s flag. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to be getting confused with your national flag and a totally different countries flag.
    The Australian Flag has been around for too long. It is old. So that’s why I believe it’s time to change.

    I think that the Australian Flag should be changed to this flag because it has nothing to do with English, and it has got something to do with the aboriginals.

    Author: Tristan Platt

  19. Should the Australian flag be changed? 

    The disgraceful Australian flag has been around for one hundred and thirteen years. I think it is a boring plain flag that’s needs to be replaced. A change is overdue.
    Our flag looks like same as other countries flag. The New Zealand looks like our flag we don’t want a flag that looks the same as others. It has the same colours and the same Union Jack. That’s why I want to change it.
    I think the Australian flag should be change because the aboriginal were in Australia first and there not represented on the flag which is a disgrace. The Australian flag should be changed to a new design that has the Aboriginal people flag. Represented It. Kevin Rudd said sorry and the aboriginal people accepted the apology. They are a part of Australia so we need to prove that we are sorry.
    The Australian flag should be replaced because in the Olympics the Australian athletes were green and gold and on our flag we don’t have one of those colours on our flag and that make feel appalling and disappointed.
    The disgraceful Australian flag should be changed to a different flag because it’s overdue. It’s time to change.
    AUTHOR Thiong

  20. Do you think that the Aussie flag should be changed? My opinion is that it should be changed. Here are 3 magnificent reasons why it should be changed.
    Firstly, it is disgraceful that the aboriginals have to put up with this rot because they don’t have any representation on the flag at the moment. I think that they should have a part on the flag because they were the first people in Australia and they owned the land hundreds of years before Captain Cook discovered Australia.
    Secondly, it is out-dated! It has been around for too long… Ever since 1901! It is a fact that the flag is dilapidated because Google said that it has been around since 1901. A.K.A: 113 years! Now that is definitely a reason why it should change!
    Thirdly, England does not rule Australia, so the Union Jack ( the England flag ) does not need to be on the Australian flag. Captain Cook only founded the East Coast, so he didn’t find all of Australia.
    Finally, I think that our national flag should have our national colours on it: green, representing the bushland of Australia and gold, representing the golden beaches that surround Australia.
    In conclusion, I believe that the flag should be changed because it is disgusting.
    Author: JORDAN

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