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A Bill for an Act to amend the Flags Act 1953 to recognise the Eureka Flag as an official flag of Australia, and for related purposes
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Introduced HR 01 Dec 2003

Flags Amendment (Eureka Flag) Bill 2003
First Reading

Flags Amendment (Eureka Flag) Bill 2003
First Reading

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2002-2003

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Presented and read a first time

Flags Amendment (Eureka Flag) Bill 2003

No. , 2003

(Ms King)

A Bill for an Act to amend the Flags Act 1953 to recognise the Eureka Flag as an official flag of Australia, and for related purposes

Contents

1 Short title       1

2 Commencement       1

3 Schedule(s)       2

Schedule 1--Amendment of the Flags Act 1953       3

4A The Eureka Flag       3

Schedule 3 - The Eureka Flag       3

Table C - The Cross       4

Table D - The Stars and Borders       4

Schedule 4 - The Eureka (Southern Cross) Flag       5

A Bill for an Act to amend the Flags Act 1953 to recognise the Eureka Flag as an official flag of Australia, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1 Short title
        This Act may be cited as the Flags Amendment (Eureka Flag) Act 2003.

2 Commencement
        This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3 Schedule(s)
        Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1--Amendment of the Flags Act 1953

1 After section 4

Insert:

4A The Eureka Flag
        The flag described in Schedule 3, being the flag a reproduction of which is set out in Schedule 4, shall be known as the Eureka Flag or the Southern Cross Flag.

2       After Schedule 2

Insert:

Schedule 3 - The Eureka Flag

1. The Eureka Flag or Southern Cross Flag is a blue flag and has:

a)       the proportion of 13:20 (width:length);

b)       a white cross in the centre of the flag, each arm of the cross not extending to the edge of the flag as specified in Table C;

c)       an eight pointed white star centred over the ends of each arm of the cross as specified in Table D;

d)       a larger eight pointed star over the centre of the cross as specified in Table D;

e)       each star with a blue border in the same colour as the background.

Table C - The Cross

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Position

Length*

Width*

Horizontal arm

Centred

0.7625

0.0925

Vertical arm

Centred

0.4625

0.09

* Expressed in fractions of length of the flag

Table D - The Stars and Borders


Position of centre

Outer diameter

(in fractions of length of flag)

Inner diameter

(in fractions of outer diameter)

Centre star

Centre of flag

0.1625

half

Centre star border


0.185

half

Outer 4 stars

Centred over the ends of each arm

0.15

half

Outer stars' borders


0.17125

half

Schedule 4 - The Eureka (Southern Cross) Flag

        A graphic exists here.