Is it illegal to burn the Australian flag?


Is it illegal to burn the Australian flag?

While it doesn’t seem right, it is actually not illegal to burn the Australian flag. Unlike in America where it’s a big deal, Australia has no laws in place to charge for deformation of our flag.

There was a bill introduced in 1989 proposing to make this illegal, but it was not passed.

Burning the Australian flag is legal in;

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Tasmania
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory
Is it illegal to burn the Australian flag?

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