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The Australian Red Ensign resulted from the Commonwealth Government’s 1901 Federal Flag Design Competition which required two entries: a flag for official Commonwealth Government use and another for the merchant navy.

Why does the Australian flag have the Southern Cross on it?

The stars of the Southern Cross represent our geographical position in the Southern Hemisphere, the Commonwealth Star symbolises our federation of States and Territories, and the Crosses stand for the principles on which our nation is based – namely, Parliamentary Democracy, Rule of the Law and Freedom of Speech.

Is the Southern Cross on the Australian flag?

The Southern Cross is shown on the flag in white. It is a constellation of five stars that can only be seen from the southern hemisphere and is a reminder of Australia’s geography.

What is Australian flag called?

Flag of Australia

Name Australian Red Ensign
Use Civil ensign
Proportion 1:2
Design A Red Ensign defaced with the Commonwealth/Federation Star at the hoist, and the Southern Cross in the fly half
Variant flag of Australia

What is the best place to live in Australia?

Best Places to Live in Australia

1 Adelaide South Australia
2 Brisbane Queensland
3 Canberra Australian Capital Territory
4 Hobart Tasmania
5 Melbourne Victoria

Which town in Australia has the best climate?

Port Macquarie

Where is the healthiest place to live in Australia?

A new study has revealed Canberra is the fifth healthiest city in the world to live in, while Australia was ranked the 27th country worldwide.