STATEMENT BY THE FEDERAL LABOR LEADER
MARK LATHAM


The Australian Flag has over the years become a true symbol of our nation’s diversity and multiculturalism. Australians around the world have been proud to fly it at times of great success or in adversity.

On this,the 103rd anniversary of the first raising of the Australian National Flag, it is important that this occasion be celebrated across the country.

We need institutions that bring us together as Australians, institutions that foster the shared values and aspirations of a good society. We have our flag which we salute on this occasion. We have our national anthem which we sing with pride. And we have citizenship, the ultimate commitment to Australia and its future.

I hope that all Australians join with me in celebrating our National Flag as it is a great symbol of what it means to be Australian today.

MARK LATHAM
Federal Labor Leader
August 2004





























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