Part of Senator McKenzie’s role is to promote the Commonwealth and ensure that schools, churches, local councils, and community groups have access to an Australian flag.
“On September 3, 1901 Prime Minister Edmund Barton announced the winner of a competition to design a flag for Australia,” Senator McKenzie said.
“The flag was then known as the Commonwealth blue ensign and was raised over Melbourne’s Exhibition Building.”
The Australian flags are available in a variety of sizes including large for display, hand waver and desktop options.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags are also available, along with the Red Ensign flag for service-related groups.
Senator McKenzie said schools may also be interested in a number of educational products.
“There are information pamphlets on Australia’s National Anthem, colours and floral emblem, and our National Coat of Arms.
“CD and DVD recordings, along with printed words and sheet music arrangements of the National Anthem might also be helpful in the classroom.”
The flags, pamphlets, DVDs and CDs are available through the Constituent Request Program and can be ordered through the electorate office on 5441 4251.
“Our nation has a long, proud history and our flag is used to symbolise so much – from our achievements on the world sporting stage, to the bravery of our soldiers,” Senator McKenzie said.
“It is important that people make the most of this opportunity and display the Australian flag with pride.”