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Should Australia become a republic?
The Australian flag does not accurately represent Australian identity. The many thousands of years of Indigenous history should be far more prominent than a British invasion a few hundred years ago.
Having the British flag in the top left corner of Australia's flag symbolises that Australia is under British rule. If Australia is truly self-governing it should have a flag that symbolises that.
Australian soldiers fought and died for that flag. Changing it would be disrespectful.
The flag can be changed without becoming a republic