To: Australian Electoral Commission
Protect the Eureka flag!
The Eureka flag is a rebel flag. No political party should be allowed to use this flag as its logo. Don't let a right-wing, fringe group steal the flag of working people in this country.
Why is this important?
The right-wing fringe group, the Australia First Party, want to use the Eureka flag as their political party logo. We can't let this happen.
The Eureka flag has been used as a symbol of the trade union movement since the 19th century. It flies at trade union rallies and is permanently raised at union buildings across the country. Working people wear the Eureka symbol on their union shirts and uniform every day. There is an undeniable link between the flag and the Australian trade union movement.
The trade union movement is built on the values of fairness and equality for all working people, and we reject racism and intolerance in all its forms.
No political party should be allowed to use this flag, particularly one that doesn't represent our values.
UPDATE: Despite a tidal wave of objections, the Australian Electoral Commission has ruled that the right-wing, fringe group "Australia First" can use the Eureka Flag. Labor Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, has now tabled legislation in Parliament to officially protect this important flag from use by political parties.
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