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A new flag for all Australians

NEW AUSTRALIAN FLAG

At newausflag.com, we aim to change the current Australian Flag with one that reflects the modern and independent nation Australia has become today. We believe combing our existing popular national symbols and colours with simple and classic design techniques, is the best way to achieve this.

 

Evolutionary Flag by New Australian Flag


EVOLUTIONARY

Updating the current flag

 

 

 

One of most common ideas is to remove the Union Jack and replace it with our national colours of green and gold. We believe this format, using triangles and inspired by the East Timor flag, is the most striking and balanced design. The Federation Star ensemble provides a motif that Australia can transplant elsewhere. On its side it symbolises "A" for Australia. Note the icon in your browser tab.
New Australian Flag - National Pale - Animated
 

ALL AUSTRALIAN

Independent Australia Flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solely using Australia's National Colours and Symbols for a 100% independent design. The golden Federation Star is taken from our coat of arms and represents our unity. With that is the bush and our vast golden land under the Southern Cross. This design, a collaboration with another designer, follows the trail of Canada's excellent and aspirational flag, keeping it simple and neutral, and believing that the best move forward for Australia - just like Canada and other former colonies did - is to jump clear of our British legacy colours.


A bit of background...

WHY A NEW AUSTRALIAN FLAG?

A flag is supposed to represent unity, not division. Even a division of 10% is too much. It's on principle that if a significant portion of the population do not accept the flag, it must change. That principle must triumph any personal view on the flag.

In Australia, the significant proportion that do no like the current national flag is consistently 30-40%. At sporting events, the percentage is just as significant of people choosing to wave simple green and gold flags or boxing kangaroos. They don't even cut the current flag in half and just fly the Southern Cross, which shows the Cross is not strong enough on its own, nor are blue and white relevant to Australians wanting to show pride. They don't even wear blue and white. They wear the national colours of green and gold. This contrasts starkly with just about every other nation on the planet that choose to fly their national flag. Survey the percentage of their population that don't like their own flag and it would be practically zero. Check sporting events and see flags other than their own national flag that people wave. Again, zero.

 

Golden Wattle - Australia's National Floral Emblem

OUR NATIONAL COLOURS

Our unity, our history, our future...

The source of our national colours, the "Green and Gold", is from our national floral emblem, the Golden Wattle. In unofficial use for over 100 years, they were officially proclaimed as the nation's official colours in 1984. While the national flag has confused their primacy and created a false belief that Australia has "sporting colours", the use of green and gold has spread to official government agencies, national logos and general branding. Most importantly, they are indigenous to the country, and became popular on their own momentum. In the words of Terry Fewtrell, president of the Wattle Day association: "The Golden Wattle has been witness to the whole Australian story. It has been in our land for more than 30 million years and welcomed us all - Aboriginal, colonials, post-war and 21st century migrants. It has no historical baggage. It is our national colours - the green and gold."

 


DESIGN

Five Rules...

1. Keep It Simple - The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory

2. Use Meaningful Symbolism - The flag's images, colours, or patterns should relate to the symbolism expressed

3. Use 2–3 Basic Colours - Limit colours on the flag to three; ensure they contrast well and come from the standard colour set

4. No Lettering or Seals - Never use writing of any kind or an organisation’s seal

5. Be Distinctive or Be Related - Avoid duplicating other flags; use similarities to show connections

In heraldry, there are basic principles that vexillology often follows. Existing are five colours of red, blue, green, purple and black, and two metals of gold (yellow) and silver (white). One metal cannot run adjacent to another metal, nor one colour can run adjacent to another colour. This is to ensure a bold design.

 



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