Flag Day Messages 2018

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  From the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd): The Australian flag is a powerful symbol of our nation, of who we are and who we aspire to be. It is under the Australian flag that we sing our national anthem, pledge our allegiance to this country and come […]

Seaman who attacked Flag received tax-paid expenses for sport

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9th May 2018: Canberra – Department of Defence The Department of Defence revealed that Australian Navy seaman, Micqaella O’Shane, based in Cairns, received $736 in tax-paid expenses for participation in rugby events, only two months after she had attacked the Australian National Flag, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day on Facebook. On Australia Day, 2017, O’Shane posted […]

100th Anniversary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux

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April 25th, 2018: Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Prince Charles and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe attended the ANZAC Day dawn service at the Australian World War One Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in the Somme in northern France. This marked the 100th anniversary of one of Australia’s historic battles here on the Western Front. […]

Editorial: The Commonwealth Games debacle

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At the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast our athletes performed brilliantly and did us proud. They waved the Flag, and we were delighted with their well-earned successes. But, sadly, the debacle of the non-broadcast of the athletes of all competing nations, including our own Flag bearer, Kurt Fearnley (pictured) at the closing ceremony, […]

ANZAC Day Memorial in Zonnebeke, Belgium

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On ANZAC Day at 6 am Belgian time (2 pm Sydney time), the traditional dawn service will be held at the Commonwealth Buttes New British War Cemetery near Zonnebeke, Belgium. This location is along what used to be the Western Front of World War One. Here the Battle of Passchendaele, between Allied and German forces, […]

Mark Knowles is Flag Bearer at 2018 Commonwealth Games

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April 4th, 2018: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Mark Knowles, Captain of the Australian Field Hockey Team, The Kookaburras, bore the Australian National Flag at the opening ceremony to the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast.  It was a spectacular opening to the Games, with a crowd of 35,000, including Prince Charles and Camilla, […]