LATELY — 22 June 2004

Functional flagpoles

“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.