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Old 07-05-2017, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Canada changed their flags in 1964/65, we never have, what are your views, is it a sign of immaturity????
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I don't think it is.

If anythingI thought the flag referendum here recently seemed a bit forced and not reflective of any real desire for change -it felt a bit like choosing wallpaper, and had a corporate rebranding vibe.
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:56 PM
 
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I find the need to change the flag a ''false ideal''
The decision to keep the one we already have shows maturity and pride in what has been achieved under it's banner, unlike some countries that are so ashamed of their pasts they have to destroy any symbols of it.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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I find the need to change the flag a ''false ideal''
The decision to keep the one we already have shows maturity and pride in what has been achieved under it's banner, unlike some countries that are so ashamed of their pasts they have to destroy any symbols of it.
Really? Ask the Indigenous people of Australia how they feel about the achievements, the maturity and the pride of white supremacy under the banner of the British ensign.

In answer to the question, yes, I believe that Australia (and probably New Zealand) remains very immature as a nation. It will remain 'British' because Prince William, his wife Catherine, young son George, and young daughter Charlotte (and another damned 'royal' on the way) are, ahem ... 'cute'. Australians still love their 'royals'. They become giddy with excitement whenever these 'royal icons' visit the country and therefore allegiance to the monarchy (and the flag portraying the British ensign) is strengthened.

We would become a Republic tomorrow if I had anything to do with it and the flag would be changed to reflect this.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:47 PM
 
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Really? Ask the Indigenous people of Australia how they feel about the achievements, the maturity and the pride of white supremacy under the banner of the British ensign.

In answer to the question, yes, I believe that Australia (and probably New Zealand) remains very immature as a nation. It will remain 'British' because Prince William, his wife Catherine, young son George, and young daughter Charlotte (and another damned 'royal' on the way) are, ahem ... 'cute'. Australians still love their 'royals'. They become giddy with excitement whenever these 'royal icons' visit the country and therefore allegiance to the monarchy (and the flag portraying the British ensign) is strengthened.

We would become a Republic tomorrow if I had anything to do with it and the flag would be changed to reflect this.
I wouldn't mind if Australia or Canada become republics (I'm Canadian), but you need to ask yourself the question of what impact that change is going to have. Other than a few things here and there with some name changes, the general functioning of the country is going to be the same.
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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No, it goes to show their maturity and pride.

They reflect their close ties with Britain.
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:05 AM
 
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Better to think your royal family is "cute" than slaughter them, like the French and Russian did during their respective revolutions.
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:57 AM
 
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Better to think your royal family is "cute" than slaughter them, like the French and Russian did during their respective revolutions.
Those events didn't happen in a vacuum though. The royal families were killed because they represented a link to the systems that were in place in those countries before revolution happened, tragic as they may be.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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Really? Ask the Indigenous people of Australia how they feel about the achievements, the maturity and the pride of white supremacy under the banner of the British ensign.

In answer to the question, yes, I believe that Australia (and probably New Zealand) remains very immature as a nation. It will remain 'British' because Prince William, his wife Catherine, young son George, and young daughter Charlotte (and another damned 'royal' on the way) are, ahem ... 'cute'. Australians still love their 'royals'. They become giddy with excitement whenever these 'royal icons' visit the country and therefore allegiance to the monarchy (and the flag portraying the British ensign) is strengthened.

We would become a Republic tomorrow if I had anything to do with it and the flag would be changed to reflect this.
Sorry, but I think it is the media who get excited when royals visit. It is something to report. The crowds who turn out are tiny compared to years ago.
However the interest in Australia becoming a republic has certainly diminished in recent years. I do not see it as immaturity but as being practical. People are not convinced that there would be any practical advantage, some are fearful of the cost involved, some do not want change while the present Queen is still alive etc.
As for the Australian flag, many older people do not want it changed because it was the flag that the Anzacs fought and often died under, again many fear the cost of changing, many are happy that it seems to combine our history and geography.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Personally i thnk the Royals are not much more than fodder for women's Magazines etc. They are more like Brad Pitt and Angelina jolie (when they were together), or any other celibrity couple
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