` Australia has no plans to change its flag and remove `Britain’s Union jack’ according to Julia Bishop’

#AceWorldNews Australia has no plans to change its flag and remove Britain’s Union Jack from it,

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said. “Believe it or not, it’s not an issue that actually draws much attention in Australia,” Bishop told BBC Radio.

It follows an announcement by neighbouring New Zealand that it will hold a referendum on the issue.

New Zealand’s flag is nearly identical to Australia’s.

Extract post 11 March The existing design features the Union Jack and four stars representing the Southern Cross. Key has previously stated his preference for a silver fern as the national flag, but does not see the change as part of a trend towards severing ties with the UK, as some Republican groups do. http://wp.me/p165ui-4d9

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