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JackOutback

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Move the day i honestly dont care.

Totally against changing the flag and the anthem

God have you heard that Judith Durham version i think ******* awful
Could change 'em all, for all I care. The flag is just the Union Jack with some stars on it, no ****s given if they change it to something better, the national anthem is pretty bog average (mind you, there's not many good ones around the world).
 

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Totally against changing the flag and the anthem
I’m not totally against changing the flag or the anthem, but preferably I’d like them to stay.

The flag represents all the states of Australia, our location and our British connection, while the anthem brings us together - “Australians All”, not “Some of Australia”




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Few of us asked to do ten hr days for 4 days and have fri Sat sun off
They said what happens if we need u Friday?
Well we would ome in on over time
Oh we can't do that was the reply

It's the same as doing 5 days and coming in Sat u idiots
Sometimes u wonder how those that make important decisions get to be in their positions
I have worked a number of rosters over the last few years, but honestly, I'd jump at the prospect of being able to do Monday-Thursday 8-6 and getting Friday/Saturday/Sunday off again. It's not quite the same as doing Monday-Friday and then coming in on Saturday because working 6 days a week is so much more tiring than 5. I'm used to longer shifts so the extra 2 hours in the working day don't bother me. I value days off more than evenings off- but I know other people think differently.
 

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I’m not totally against changing the flag or the anthem, but preferably I’d like them to stay.

The flag represents all the states of Australia, our location and our British connection, while the anthem brings us together - “Australians All”, not “Some of Australia”




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Fwiw i dont see a british flag. Thats the union jack covering the whole flag alone. I like ours
 

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Im not disputing its not there. All im saying is ... what i said in the previous post.

And never worn it as a cape
Im all for people wearing it as a cape and chanting oi oi oi, Im happy to give them the 26th of Jan to do it.

But in time that flag will be in a museum and it will be recognised as our old flag,100% guaranteed ,just add time
 

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I’m a bit of an Anglophile , but I still don’t mind either way when it comes to our Flag and Anthem . They could be better so I’m open to changing them, but that’s also true of many other Flags /Anthems . One thing I like about our Flag is how similar it is to New Zealand’s :)
 

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I’m a bit of an Anglophile , but I still don’t mind either way when it comes to our Flag and Anthem . They could be better so I’m open to changing them, but that’s also true of many other Flags /Anthems . One thing I like about our Flag is how similar it is to New Zealand’s :)
Similar but better.

As is anything else Aussie v NZ :)
 

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I’m a bit of an Anglophile , but I still don’t mind either way when it comes to our Flag and Anthem . They could be better so I’m open to changing them, but that’s also true of many other Flags /Anthems . One thing I like about our Flag is how similar it is to New Zealand’s :)
I think the anthem is a bit bleh on its own, but throw a few olympic medalists standing up singing it as it plays during a medal ceremony, I think thats bloody unreal!
 
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If it is before every game like in America then I agree. What we have now is fine.
I can wear the grand final, just, but the finals is ridiculous. Australians playing Australians in front of other Australians and we bust out the national anthem? What’s its purpose exactly?
 

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I can wear the grand final, just, but the finals is ridiculous. Australians playing Australians in front of other Australians and we bust out the national anthem? What’s its purpose exactly?
Celebrating the sport unique to this great nation?

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Similar but better.

As is anything else Aussie v NZ :)
Wish our anthem was more like the Kiwis. Reckon theirs is one of the good ones around the world.

I have a hypothesis that the 'best' anthems are borne out of conflict rather than consensus. But I suspect this would probably be exposed as BS if analysed in any way.
 

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Wish our anthem was more like the Kiwis. Reckon theirs is one of the good ones around the world.

I have a hypothesis that the 'best' anthems are borne out of conflict rather than consensus. But I suspect this would probably be exposed as BS if analysed in any way.
I have a theory that it has more to do with us not really being a nation of singers, God Save the Queen is a bit of a dirge too but the Poms love a sing song and hearing it sung by 80000 at Twickers is amazing. AAF might sound better if it wasn't mumbled half halfheartedly our crowds.
 

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Wish our anthem was more like the Kiwis. Reckon theirs is one of the good ones around the world.

I have a hypothesis that the 'best' anthems are borne out of conflict rather than consensus. But I suspect this would probably be exposed as BS if analysed in any way.
I wouldn't be able to even hum the NZ national anthem tbh
 

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I have a theory that it has more to do with us not really being a nation of singers, God Save the Queen is a bit of a dirge too but the Poms love a sing song and hearing it sung by 80000 at Twickers is amazing. AAF might sound better if it wasn't mumbled half halfheartedly our crowds.
It's because we weren't born out of a civil war or revolution etc. All the great ones come from that (France, US etc). I had a Canadian mate and we'd always joke that the thing that bonds Australian's and Canadians together is that our national anthems suck!! (so does the NZ one for that matter).

He always said that the US national anthem just made you want to get out there and kill some iraqis :D

Our flag and anthem are bog average so happy to switch them up.

Also blatantly obvious that Australia Day should be moved to our true national holiday - Cup Day!
 
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