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Old 03-24-2016, 12:12 PM
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Not sure whether this should go here, but New Zealanders have voted in a referendum to retain their present flag.

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Going OT Curryong but has there been a similar movement to change the Australian flag?
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:46 PM
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Going OT Curryong but has there been a similar movement to change the Australian flag?
Yes, since 1988, when a Mr Harold Scruby headed the 88AusFlag campaign. A competition was held at that time, which came up with a Southern cross tricolour design I believe. No-one really liked it apart from the designer and judges, and the campaign went no further.

There was further debate every few years or so for a while then it died down again. It's died down a lot, haven't heard of any serious campaigning to change the flag for years. To be honest, I think there's a bit more of a sentimental attachment to the present flag here than to the monarchy. Nevertheless, if there is a republic in the future the flag would go soon after, I think.

By the way, Australia's present flag (the Union Jack and the southern cross on a blue background) was also the result of a competition, a magazine competition just before Federation in 1901. It's very similar in design to New Zealand's.

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I'm sure they have more important things to do, but if they don't have the decency to wait till the Queen is no longer on the throne - so just get it done. But as I've said before: It's not democratic to abolish the monarchy without a referendum.
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I'm sure they have more important things to do, but if they don't have the decency to wait till the Queen is no longer on the throne - so just get it done. But as I've said before: It's not democratic to abolish the monarchy without a referendum.
I am not familiar with the constitution of Jamaica as I am with the constitutions of Australia and Canada for example, but it seems that a constitutional amendment to abolish the monarchy would require a 2/3 majority in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The current leader of the opposition favors keeping the Queen as a head of State and, therefore, it is unlikely there will be the necessary bipartisan support to pass the amendment.

Can anyone more familiar with Jamaican politics comment on that ?
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The atmosphere was full of comradery and optimism today as The Queen shook hands with athletes, young people, High Commissioners and staff at the launch of a new Commonwealth Hub. The ceremony took place at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London.

The Commonwealth Hub will be located directly across from Marlborough House in a building to be renamed Commonwealth House. It will become the home of a network of Commonwealth accredited organisations.

Today, the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum agreed to move their main offices to the site. There are also plans to install an education centre. The Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and the Commonwealth Foundation are already located at Marlborough House, bringing the number of Commonwealth organisations at the same location to six.

Inviting The Queen to unveil a special plaque to mark the launch, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland described the monarch as the source of inspiration for the Hub.
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Thanks to Rudolph and iceflower for their posts about this!

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The Queen has visited Marlborough House in central London this morning, to launch the ‘Commonwealth Hub’ – a new initiative designed to bring together different Commonwealth organisations to foster creative collaboration. Amongst those organisations involved in the new project are the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.
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And our 90 year old Queen appears to be in excellent form, as usual:
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When Prince William appeared on the cover of the July Issue of Attitude, one of the world’s most widely-circulated LGBT magazines, he was setting a new standard of royal acceptance of LGBT issues, not just in the UK but globally – and, importantly, within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Prince William is not one to hide his advocacy and activism. He has been involved in many social issues including raising the profile of mental health in the UK. When he met with the LGBT community to hear first-hand the peril of being LGBT and facing bullying, stigma and discrimination it was barrier-breaking, even here in the UK.

In his comment to the LGBT community, Prince William said: “Bullying is abuse that can end lives, and it has no place in any society”. This rings true to many LGBT people who lived in the Commonwealth.

As the Queen and Prince Charles get older, the responsibility of becoming Head of State will soon fall on William’s shoulders, and it’s safe to say that we might be seeing a more proactive head of the Commonwealth when it comes to human rights progress. However, this wont be an easy ride for the progressive, modernising Prince. The Commonwealth, with its 53 member states, is one that is riddled with extreme homophobia.
Read more: ‘Prince William’s Attitude cover sends a clear message to the Commonwealth’ | Attitude Magazine
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