Australia To Adopt Slightly Different Version Of New Zealand’s New Flag

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Australia will wait to see what New Zealand comes up with for its new flag, and then adopt it itself, just with different coloured stars.

The news comes after New Zealand Prime Minster John Key today announced plans for a referendum to change his country’s flag.

While many Australians have always wanted to get rid of the Union Jack, the lack of apathy required to make it a reality has remained a stumbling block.

But following the New Zealand announcement, there is renewed indifference in Australia for change. “Sounds easy, so yeah, let’s do it. I guess,” said one Australian worker after learning of his country’s plans.

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, meanwhile, says he supports the push for a new flag, as long as the Union Jack remains “as prominent or more prominent” than on the current version.

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    March 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    This is absolutely something we should do… As long as I don’t have to do it.

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      March 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      While we’re in the spirit of copying the kiwis, us emus should adopt their referendum to allow same sex marriage! Everyone knows once married, no one ‘does’ anything! 😉

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    March 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Pity Australia and NZ don’t focus on more important things such as equal treatment of each other’s citizens. If you are an NZ citizen and a “protected” SCV holder, and you haven’t yet applied for Australian citizenship, get it done ASAP.

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      The BBG

      March 16, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Maybe NZ should make it a bit harder to get in. A huge number of “Kiwis” moving to Australia only used NZ as a stop over point. They emigrate to NZ, get citizenship, and off they come to Australia. How many do the reverse?

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    March 11, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Do we have a green and gold fern?

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    Ron Barnes

    March 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    What is wrong of using something truly uniquely Australian as a picture of Ularoo With Rain and Lightening at sunset it is truly spectacular and very much Australian

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      March 12, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      you are

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    Paul King

    March 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Maybe we can use the Union Jack. Apparently the British won’t be using it much longer so we might get it cheap.

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    A. Sun

    November 5, 2014 at 12:16 am

    “the lack of apathy required”??? The lack of lack of interest?