FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the National Flag is an enduring symbol and with Australian National Flag Day on 3 September I encourage New England electorate constituents to get involved.
All Australians are encouraged to fly the flag on 3 September to remind us of the common pride we have in our nation,” Mr Joyce said.
“As Australia’s foremost national symbol it is appropriate we honour the place and importance of the Australian National Flag,” he said.
Mr Joyce said Flag Day celebrates the first time the flag was flown over the dome of the exhibition building in Melbourne in 1901, when Australia’s first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton, announced the winners of a competition to design a national flag for Australia.
“I encourage individuals, community organisations, local authorities, businesses and schools of the New England Electorate to celebrate Australian National Flag Day by flying or displaying the Australian National Flag on 3 September,” Mr Joyce said.
For information on flag-raising protocol or to join the Commonwealth Flag Network visit www.itsanhonour.gov.au
“Schools or community organisations that need to replace their current Australian Flag can obtain one free of charge from my office at 259 Peel Street, Tamworth. My office also has Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags for distribution to community groups and schools as well.
For further information, please contact my office on 6761 3080.