Rise Up Australia Party (Keep Australia Australian) is urging all Australians to fly the flag high this Australia Day. Next Thursday, January 26th, we celebrate the 224th anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet in Port Jackson in 1788. Australians began celebrating this day as Foundation Day in 1808 and by 1838 it had become Australia’s first public holiday.
Rise Up Australia Party President, Daniel Nalliah said it is a day when everyone who calls Australia home, no matter which land they came from, can be proud to be a part of this great nation. “I encourage all patriotic Australians to fly an Australian flag from their rooftops, windows, on their cars or in their front gardens, as a symbol of appreciation of all that Australia means to us” he said in Melbourne today.
“The Australian flag, with its Union Jack, the Commonwealth Star and the five stars of the Southern Cross, is the flag under which our brave forefathers fought and died to keep this nation the free, independent, democracy that we all enjoy today”
“The world is facing many challenges and upheavals today, financial, cultural and social, and Australia Day is the perfect opportunity for Australians to celebrate our country, our national identity and our culture. It is a time to reflect on the great achievements we have made as a nation; our parliamentary democracy is one of the best and most stable in the world and our people enjoy peace and prosperity. Rise Up Australia Party has been formed to maintain our Australian culture and way of life and we wish everyone a proud and happy Australia Day for 2012.”