Functional flagpoles

22 June 2004

“Every Aus­tralian school will be re­quired to have a func­tional flag­pole and fly the Aus­tralian flag if they are to receive ad­di­tional funding, under Federal Gov­ern­ment leg­is­la­tion to be in­tro­duced to Par­lia­ment tomorrow.” (source)

I don’t really care if the Gov­ern­ment wants schools to fly the flag (though I wish it didn’t have the flag of the UK em­bed­ded within it), but I do think it’s an awful idea to tie in­creased funding to the flying of the flag.