That we should change the Australian flag.
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My first point is that the Australian"s flag is already recognised internationally. The officials had used the current flag during important events such as the United Nation"s meeting. The Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic games resulted in the Australian National Flag being proudly and enthusiastically waved before an estimated television audience of 3 billion viewers. This international exposure has dramatically increased knowledge and recognition of Australia and its flag. Now that the Australian National Flag is over 100 years old and has been placed centre stage on the world arena, it is one of the most easily recognised and respected flags of the world. Over the last 100 years Australia's flag has travelled to many locations around the world in the custody of our soldiers during war and conflict. Every day French school children at towns and villages along the Western Front still raise the Australian flag as a tribute to the 'diggers' who died liberating their homes during WW1. Many national flags are tricolour or bicolour designs (stripes) which to many are indistinguishable from one another. After all it is not of vital importance that people from other countries continue to instantly recognise our flag, what really matters is that individual Australians can recognise and understand the importance and significance of their national flag of "Stars and Crosses".
My second point for this debate is that it will be expensive to change the current Australian flag. Because of Australia is tied to the United Kingdom, if we want to change our flag, Australia will have to become a republic, which is not a cheap thing to do. John Key, current New Zealand Prime Minister had said that it would cost at least $30 million to change a nations flag. Australia is part of the British Commonwealth of Nations, a league of countries that recognize the British monarch as a secular ruler within their state government, which essentially means that although they are former territories of the British Empire, they still pay some sort of homage to the Crown; since the King/Queen has no actual clout within the civil governments of the British Commonwealth, the flags are used to represent their partial loyalty to the Crown by having the trademark Union flag in the top-left corner. This is why the British Virgin Islands, New Zealand, Bermuda, Fiji, and the Hawaii state flag have a Union Jack in their flag, because at some point they were subject to British influence. In the case of Australia, it was used as a prison island for British criminals when prisons became full. These prisoners, while deserted, were still British citizens, which is why Australia has and will continue to have a Union Jack on their flag. If Australia wanted to remove it from their flag, they would essentially have to leave the Commonwealth of Nations, which I highly doubt would be plausible since Great Britain and the United States are the two largest trading partners that Australia has.
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Vote Placed by lord_megatron 8 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con barely gave any arguments for his point, at round 2 all his argument was "because MURICA" which is a violation of conduct. Con argued that the Australian flag shouldn't be changed as it is known all over the world and would have additional costs, which pro didn't rebut.
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