MESSAGE FOR AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FLAG DAY 2006
It is my honour to support and promote Australian National Flag Day 2006, celebrating the 105th anniversary of our national symbol.
The Australian Flag was formally proclaimed on 3 September 1901 when it flew above the Commonwealth Parliament at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
It is a source of much pride that we have seen young Australians embrace our flag in recent years. It is almost customary to have one draped over your shoulders if you are supporting our national sporting teams overseas or commemorating Anzac Day at Gallipoli.
It is a symbol that unites all Australians encompassing our heritage and place on the earth.
I am delighted to support Australian National Flag Day 2006 and encourage all schools, government buildings, and the community to proudly fly the flag on 3 September 2006 – and every other day of the year.
PETER DEBNAM MP
NSW Liberal Leader
Shadow Minister for Citizenship