A New Flag For Australia
It's time for a new symbol to represent the inclusive, diverse Australia we all love:
The Unity Flag.
When the King of England approved the Australian flag, we inherited a defaced British Blue Ensign to represent us. But these days our British colonial flag represents less and less of the true breadth and diversity of the Australian community.
We're a country forged by pioneers working for a better life for ourselves and our families. From the first Australians arriving sixty thousand years ago, to our newest Australians arriving from across the globe, we all call Australia home.
We're stronger because of our diversity, not without it. We're united not by a common ancestry, but a common effort to build a better nation together.
It's time for a strong symbol of unity for all Australians:
Its elements feel familiar, honouring the flag of the last century. Adding to this, we introduce a chevron, a golden boomerang, pointing to a brighter dawn.
Federation brought the states of Australia together, but it was a process that left out Australia's first peoples. Adding a first point for First Australians, we continue our progress to a united Australia, and recognise the worlds oldest continuous culture, like we should in our Constitution.
The Unity Flag is a recognisable symbol seen across a stadium and stitched onto our bags. It provides a strong set of colours, and a graphic style that becomes uniquely Australian:
Flags need to meet a few basic design principles to work.