Media Release: Is flying our Australian flag on Australia Day a symbol of racism or is it patriotism?? by Daniel Nalliah


The President of Rise Up Australia Party Daniel Nalliah stated this morning from his office in Melbourne,

“As an immigrant from Sri Lanka who now calls Australia Home, when I first saw the Australian flag I just loved it. Every Australia Day I fly our Australian Flag at home and on my car. But most of all, I fly our Australian Flag every day in my heart because I love Australia and will fight to Keep Australia, Australian for the next generation.

I was shocked to read the survey results from the University of Western Australia a couple of years ago ( stating that flying the Australian Flag was an act of racism. I know this view is supported by the push for Multiculturalism. For me this is very offensive and at once my instincts are to react by promoting every Australian to fly the flag, not just on Australia Day, but every day of the year.

I called Australia home around 18 years, and if this is what I feel, I wonder how much more offensive it is to every patriotic Australian, especially our diggers who fought for our flag and the relatives of the many who lost their lives.

Multiculturalism has been a great mistake the West has embraced. Today the host countries in the West, such as people living in Australia, are forced to think twice before displaying their flags for fear of being called racist.

One of my friends who put his Australian flag on his car was told by his mother that he best takes it off, because he might be a target. A target for whom I wonder?? Islamist?????

I have a simple message for everyone who has a problem with the Australian flag. Just keep your mouth closed, put up with it, or simply go back to where you came from.

As the leader of Rise Up Australia Party, I call on every one who loves our nation to fly their Australia flag for at least one week starting today to celebrate Australia Day on 26th January 2015.

Let us Rise Up to take on the politically correct brigade. We must not let them dictate to us, but instead must stand up for our country, and for the next generation. We must especially remember our men and women in uniform who have fought carrying the Australian flag to protect and Keep Australia Australian.

I Wish You All A Very Happy Australia Day!

Media inquiries: Melanie  03 8795 7544

Posted on January 19, 2015 in Rise Up Australia

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  1. Michael
    February 6, 2015 at 10:36 am ·

    Dear Danny,

    Our prime minister is the only Christian PM.

    Forces are trying to remove him.

    Please pray for him to keep his position.


  2. Ron
    January 21, 2015 at 8:42 am ·

    Dear Daniel

    I fly the flag every day, except when it rains. I admire the way you are proud of our new country. I am a migrant arrived in Australia in 1954 at the age of 16 years old, I was called up for National Service in 1957 and I served in the army. I took up Australian citizenship in the 80s. I am a member of the Christian Democratic Party in NSW, and I support your party, I hope and pray that you will increase your membership as we need Christian political parties in Australia.

    God bless,


  3. Marg
    January 21, 2015 at 8:41 am ·

    God bless you Danni!! May all Australians be encouraged to stand up for this great nation.


  4. Harold
    January 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm ·

    I’ll be flying the flag.
    And I oppose the clearly divisive and destructive policy of MulticulturalRACism and high immigration from supremacist races/cultures who refuse to assimilate to our Judeo/Christian/western values and culture.

    Thus, according to the twisted thinking of Prof. Farida Fozdar, who did that survey, I’m a racist.

    But then the fact is, Farida is really just pushing the typical racist, hypocritical agenda that the Left is well known for.

  5. Beth
    January 20, 2015 at 9:34 am ·

    It’s patriotism Let the flag fly high. x Beth

  6. Margie
    January 20, 2015 at 8:34 am ·

    Well said Daniel.I stand with you in every area that you have commented on. I sent the email about Wake up Australia to Primw Minister Tony Abbott, also Julie Bishop. May God bless you and keep you, from Margie
    Mandurah WA

  7. Tevero
    January 20, 2015 at 8:33 am ·

    I totally agree…I you don’t like Australian way of life.

  8. Delma
    January 19, 2015 at 3:19 pm ·

    I think the people who made this statement are racist and are trying to make us fearful to offend. We are Australian lets shine. Buy extra flags. Our service men and women let it shine. Delma

  9. Forde
    January 19, 2015 at 2:27 pm ·

    Good oh, keep up the good work. Bless you all. Forde

  10. Sam
    January 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm ·

    Hi what is RUA position on Israel/Zionism and what would RUA do in regards to that topic if they got voted in? Thanks. Sam.

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