Australia How do you destroy an Australian flag?

15:07  17 july  2017
15:07  17 july  2017 Source:   abc.net.au

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Destroying a tattered national flag is a delicate task often shrouded in customs and tradition — but one Government department has a more low-key approach: scissors and the rubbish bin.

Retiring the Australian Flag with dignity? Matters of great importance for government. Destroying a tattered national flag is a delicate task often Let’s hope these irreverent and ungrateful twits don’t get their grubby mitts on the funeral business! Source: ABC. How do you destroy an Australian flag ?

A department has taken to cutting up flags and throwing them in with the general waste.© AAP/ Dean Lewins A department has taken to cutting up flags and throwing them in with the general waste.

Destroying a tattered national flag is a delicate task often shrouded in customs and tradition — but one Government department has a more low-key approach: scissors and the rubbish bin.

The Federal Government has been deciding whether to announce formal instructions on how to retire a damaged flag with the "appropriate dignity and respect".

In the meantime, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has taken to cutting up flags outside its Canberra office and throwing them in with the general waste.

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how un Australian are you i will wear my flag with pride you crumb. Just take a look across Europe and see what muslims are doing to their host nations. They are destroying the free and open fabric of each society they colonise.

"The flags are disposed of by cutting them into small unrecognisable pieces, then putting them in the normal rubbish collection, in accordance with the Australian National Flag protocol," a PM&C spokesman told a Senate committee.

The department insisted the flags were "disposed of privately, in a dignified way", but with no standardised method, that was open to interpretation.

The existing protocols give detailed instructions on how to store and fold flags, but not destroy them.

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The British conquered and destroyed a culture? I'm Australian , and I personally find it a little bit stupid how everyone has their flags flying about on Australia day (the Australian flag is also just a variant of the English flag , and we still fall under the rule of the Royal Monarchy).

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The Government admitted the lack of certainty was causing some confusion and has asked for feedback on retirement options — including a ceremony featuring a moment's silence and a welcome to country.

The Government admitted there was some confusion over how to destroy a flag.© AAP/ Lukas Coch The Government admitted there was some confusion over how to destroy a flag.

The flag would then be "ceremonially cut into three pieces with solemnity", the proposal said.

So far, 23 submissions have been presented to Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister Senator James McGrath.

"I believe a protocol will give schools, clubs, or organisations a sense of formality around flag retirement," Senator McGrath told the ABC. "Our National Flag is a symbol of great importance to all Australians, so it seems fitting that people have the opportunity to reflect on the significance of our flag in a meaningful way at the end of its service also."

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How are old flags destroyed ? first you cut the flag stripes in to strips and the stars in the box form. then you start o fire and then you sing day is done gonet he sun .. and as you put the strips in y … ou must say what each stands for. lastly the block with the stars is placed on top and burned

The British conquered and destroyed a culture? I'm Australian , and I personally find it a little bit stupid how everyone has their flags flying about on Australia day (the Australian flag is also just a variant of the English flag , and we still fall under the rule of the Royal Monarchy).

Politicians spent more than $750,000 on flags in six months

Our politicians have a special interest in this subject, given they have ordered more than 127,000 Australian flags in less than two years.

The flags cost taxpayers more than $750,000 in six months.

They are usually given to clubs and schools, who do not know what to do with them once they age.

Australian National Flag Association president Alan Pidgeon said PM&C had not done anything wrong, but their actions show the need for a formal retirement ceremony.

"The traditional way to dispose of a flag is to burn it in private, but the flags are now made of materials that you shouldn't burn, so the process is to cut it into pieces until you cannot recognise it's a flag," he said.

"The bottom line is, polling tells us the Australian flag has never been more popular, but people don't know what to do with it when they're aged."

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