TV & Radio - Friday 2 September 2011

2 September 2011.

Melbourne Talk Radio (Melbourne)

Weekend Afternoons - 03/09/2011 - 01:20 PM

Colette Mann and Mitch Catlin

Station Ph: 03 8420 1150

Mann says today is Australian National Flag Day and introduces Robert Webster, Chairman of Ausflag. Webster thinks Australia needs a new flag, saying Australia is one of the few commonwealth countries left that has the union jack. Webster says the Australian flag is very similar to the New Zealand flag. Webster says the union jack should be removed from the Australian flag. Caller Bob says the Aboriginal flag should be the national flag and Webster says this might be contentious but agrees it is a great flag. Caitlin says he does not see the point in changing the flag.


Channel 10 (National Australia)

Ten Late News (Friday) - 02/09/2011 - 11:48 PM

Sandra Sully

Station Ph: 03 9275 1259

The Australian flag celebrates its 110th birthday this weekend. Debate continues over its relevance.


Channel 10 (Melbourne)

TEN News - 02/09/2011 - 06:11 PM

Helen Kapalos and George Donikian

Station Ph: 03 9275 1259

Calls for the Australian flag to be changed have been reinvigorated. John Vaughan, National Flag Association, says the flag belongs to the people. The flag is 110 years old. Harold Scruby, Ausflag, says our flag was picked by the King at the time.


Channel 10 (Sydney)

TEN News - 02/09/2011 - 05:38 PM

Bill Woods and Deborah Knight

Station Ph: 02 9650 1210

Aust′s national flag turns 110 tomorrow. Report on debate about relevance. Harold Scruby, Ausflag says the Austn flag is not Aust′s flag, but is dominated by the flag of another nation.


Channel 10 (Brisbane)

TEN News - 02/09/2011 - 05:38 PM

Georgina Lewis and Bill Macdonald

Chief of Staff Mr Dick Butler 07 3214 1076

Debates over the Austn flag are raging as the flag celebrates its 110th anniversary. However, Ausflag spokesman Harold Scruby says that fewer people are choosing to relate to out ′funny little colonial flag′, and that it is ′not our flag′.