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MADE IN AUSTRALIA?

By Brianna - 18 January 2011 28

Not long now until 26 January.  Australia Day.  Can any of my fellow rioters tell me where in Canberra I could possibly buy a hat, T-shirt or any other items with the Australian flag on them that are actually made in Australia?

Everything I’ve seen so far has “made in China” stamped on it.

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MADE IN AUSTRALIA?
Pork Hunt 9:00 pm 18 Jan 11

@ #13 LSWCHP

I agree with almost all that you say and I can’t believe that there are people in this country who want to change the flag.
As you say, there are over 100,000 reasons why it cannot be changed in my opinion.

I do raise one point though in regard to the piece of cloth that is an actual flag.

Would you really consider a beach towel printed or woven to “look like a flag” an actual flag?

What about planting your arse on a sticker picturing the “flag” on say, an esky lid?

bigfeet 8:46 pm 18 Jan 11

LSWCHP said :

For the uneducated, and there are probably a lot of them, there is a substantial body of etiquette associated with the respect that must be shown to the flag. Have a look at http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-flags/etiquette.htm for a good lesson on how our flag should be correctly treated. Note near the end where it says “The Australian National Flag should never touch anything beneath it – ground, floor, water, or merchandise. When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms.” In other words, it must be treated with the utmost reverence

You do realise that site you link to actually has no relevence to any “substantial body of etiquette associated with the respect that must be shown to the flag” don’t you?

Surely you are aware that it is basically a ‘cut and paste’ of ‘ Title 4 of the United States Code’ (commonly known as the US Flag Code) with term ‘US Flag’ replaced with ‘Australian Flag’ where necessary?

Show respect for the flag, but there is no need to make up customs and etiquette surrounding it.

Try this site for the true story:

http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/symbols/flag.cfm#flag

LSWCHP 7:52 pm 18 Jan 11

Captain RAAF said :

georgesgenitals said :

Dressing up in Australian flag clothing is probably the second most bogan thing there is. The first is draping an Australian flag around your shoulders.

The worst part is the people who do this overseas, thus giving others the impression that Australians are complete tools.

The only time it is appropriate to drape the ANF on your person is when it’s on top of the box your body comes home in!

Captain RAAF is absolutely correct. The flag (whether you like the design or not) is the one unifying symbol of our nation, and a lot of people have suffered and died for what that symbol represents. That symbol, and those people, deserve the utmost respect.

For the uneducated, and there are probably a lot of them, there is a substantial body of etiquette associated with the respect that must be shown to the flag. Have a look at http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-flags/etiquette.htm for a good lesson on how our flag should be correctly treated. Note near the end where it says “The Australian National Flag should never touch anything beneath it – ground, floor, water, or merchandise. When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms.” In other words, it must be treated with the utmost reverence.

Every time you dress in the flag, or sit on it, or put it on your head, you are showing the utmost disrespect to over 100,000 people who have given their lives for you. Please think about that, and then don’t do it.

These bovinely ignorant fuckwits and fools who run around on Australia Day draped in the flag, and who then use it as a beachtowel for the comfort of their stupid fat arses deserve a good spanking. Those fuckwits and fools who run around on Australia Day draped in the flag, and who then use it as an excuse to beat up people of a different race or creed deserve…well…they deserve more than a spanking.

Pork Hunt 5:08 pm 18 Jan 11

Captain RAAF said:

The only time it is appropriate to drape the ANF on your person is when it’s on top of the box your body comes home in!

As opposed to being draped over the box your father came in…

Rollersk8r 12:35 pm 18 Jan 11

georgesgenitals said :

Dressing up in Australian flag clothing is probably the second most bogan thing there is. The first is draping an Australian flag around your shoulders.

The worst part is the people who do this overseas, thus giving others the impression that Australians are complete tools.

Sort of agree. I think it’s a real shame the most obvious displays of so-called patriotism are aggressive and ugly (i.e. southern cross tattoos and wearing the flag as a cape). We might have plenty to prove as a country but it doesn’t mean we need to prove our Australian-ness to each other.

Changing the flag is a whole other issue – although you can’t knock people for displaying it on Australia Day.

georgesgenitals 12:24 pm 18 Jan 11

Captain RAAF said :

georgesgenitals said :

Dressing up in Australian flag clothing is probably the second most bogan thing there is. The first is draping an Australian flag around your shoulders.

The worst part is the people who do this overseas, thus giving others the impression that Australians are complete tools.

The only time it is appropriate to drape the ANF on your person is when it’s on top of the box your body comes home in!

Absolutely. A bit of perspective is a good thing.

Thoroughly Smashed 12:11 pm 18 Jan 11
Mysteryman 12:02 pm 18 Jan 11

I have nothing against wearing the flag or draping it over yourself – can be very handy when overseas to distinguish yourself from Americans. The act itself isn’t so bad, it’s just that the people who usually do it are very bogan and act like knobs.

Kerryhemsley 11:37 am 18 Jan 11

A very ugly trend that is becoming more popular in Australia. Used to be just the poms and americans that went around looking like tools with their flags all over them.

Captain RAAF 11:35 am 18 Jan 11

georgesgenitals said :

Dressing up in Australian flag clothing is probably the second most bogan thing there is. The first is draping an Australian flag around your shoulders.

The worst part is the people who do this overseas, thus giving others the impression that Australians are complete tools.

The only time it is appropriate to drape the ANF on your person is when it’s on top of the box your body comes home in!

georgesgenitals 11:06 am 18 Jan 11

Dressing up in Australian flag clothing is probably the second most bogan thing there is. The first is draping an Australian flag around your shoulders.

The worst part is the people who do this overseas, thus giving others the impression that Australians are complete tools.

Delish 10:53 am 18 Jan 11

hahhahahhaha baahahhahaha excuse me whilst I pick myself up off the floor…. Sorry no disrespect but this has been happening to Indigenous artwork since the nine noble men walk out of Arnhem land and decided to reproduce artwork for non-Indgenous people… Only way to make it in Australia is to make it yourself…

Ozi 10:22 am 18 Jan 11

You could always get a “made in australia” tattoo. Unfortunately, you would then also become an insufferable wanker, but hey, go patriotism and all that jazz.

But yes, Australian Choice in the canberra centre does good stuff. Recommend them as well.

Mysteryman 9:57 am 18 Jan 11

Probably “Australian Choice ” – the Australian souvenirs shop in the Canberra Centre, on the ground floor near Coffee Guru and Platypus. I think everything in there is Australian made. It’s more expensive, of course, but good quality.

dannybear 9:15 am 18 Jan 11

I thought it was only the chinese that celebrated it anyway

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