Can the Australian flag be used for advertising?

06/07/2020 Off By admin

Can the Australian flag be used for advertising?

The flag can be used for commercial purposes, including advertising, without formal permission, except when importing products, applying for trademarks and registering designs.

What do you do with old Australian flags?

When the material of a flag deteriorates it may either be placed in a permanent place of storage or should be destroyed privately and in a dignified way such as cutting it into small unrecognisable pieces, placing it in an appropriate sealed bag or closed container and then putting it in the normal rubbish collection.

Who uses the Australian flag?

The Australian National Flag (the flag) was first flown in 1901 (see also Australian National Flag Day). It is Australia’s foremost national symbol and has become an expression of Australian identity and pride.

How many stars on the Australian flag and what do they represent?

There are six stars on the Australian flag. The largest star represents the Commonwealth, with a point for each state and one for the territories. The other five stars represent the Southern Cross constellation.

Is the Australian flag free to use?

appropriate use and the flying of the flag Australian flags can be obtained free of charge through the Constituents’ Request Programme by contacting the electorate office of your local Senator or Member of the House of Representatives.

Do I need permission to use the Aboriginal flag?

You must seek permission for the use of an image from the actual owner of the copyright. This can often be difficult if there are multiple people who have contributed to the work. The owner of the Aboriginal flag is Harold Thomas and it is subject to copyright.

Is it illegal to burn a flag in Australia?

It is not an offence against the law at the present time to burn an Australian flag. In 1989, a private member s bill was introduced by Michael Cobb MP (Nat) to make it an offence to desecrate, dishonour, burn, mutilate or destroy the Australian National Flag or an Australian Ensign, without lawful authority.

Is it illegal to wear the Australian flag?

There are currently no laws that prohibit the wearing of the Australian flag for style or patriotic purposes. Under the 1953 Flags Act, the Australian National Flag may be flown on every day of the year, provided it is “treated with [the] respect and dignity it deserves as the nation’s most important national symbol.”

What are the 3 Australian flags?

Australia has three official flags: the Australian National Flag, the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag….The Australian National Flag

  • The flag of Great Britain, known as the Union Jack, is in the top left corner.
  • The Commonwealth Star is under the Union Jack.

What is the Australian red flag?

Australian Red Ensign
The Australian Red Ensign is an official flag of Australia and is proclaimed under the Flags Act 1953. The Australian Red Ensign is generally only flown at sea by Australian registered merchant ships or on land by organisations and individuals for ceremonial purposes such as Merchant Navy Day.

Is flying the Aboriginal flag illegal?

Permission is not required to fly the Australian Aboriginal flag, however, the Australian Aboriginal flag is protected by copyright and may only be reproduced in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 or with the permission of Mr Harold Thomas.