Australians back new flag in polls

Royal Australian Air Force aircraft fly past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during Australia Day celebrations in Sydney in this Jan. 26, 2016 photo.

Royal Australian Air Force aircraft fly past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during Australia Day celebrations in Sydney in this Jan. 26, 2016 photo.


Almost 64 percent of Australians surveyed in a new poll want the nation’s flag changed.

According to the BBC, participants in the poll were shown six options to replace the current flag and favored one dubbed “Southern Horizon.”

Western Sydney University’s Benjamin Jones said New Zealand’s flag referendum inspired the study.

He said both the Southern Horizon flag and New Zealand’s winning design retained elements of the existing flags, but removed the Union Jack.

The poll comes amid renewed debate over whether Australia should be a republic.

“Several Australian politicians have stated their support for an Australian republic,” said Jones.

“But certainly no prominent politician is tying their reputation to changing the flag.”

All but one of of Australia’s state and territory leaders signed a document in support of dropping the Queen as head of state.

Critics said republicans were yet to propose a viable alternative to Australia’s current system of constitutional monarchy.


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