What is the correct way to fly the Aboriginal flag?

The Australian National Flag should always be flown on the far left of a person facing the building. With the exception of a flagpole fitted with a gaff, a house flag or club pennant should never be flown above a national flag.

What order should Australian flags be displayed?

the Australian National Flag should be raised first and lowered last. the flag should be raised to the top of the flagpole briefly, and then lowered slowly and ceremoniously. flags flown at half-mast should be positioned a third of the distance down the flagpole.

How do you raise the Australian flag?

Flying the flag

  1. Raise the flag briskly and lower it ceremoniously.
  2. Do not raise the flag earlier than first light or lower the flag later than dusk.
  3. When the flag is raised or lowered or is carried in a parade or review, everyone present should be silent and face the flag and people in uniform should salute.

What is the protocol for flying flags?

When placed on a single staff or lanyard, place the U.S. Flag above all other flags. When flags are displayed in a row, the U.S. flag goes to the observer’s left. Flags of other nations are flown at same height. State and local flags are traditionally flown lower.

What time do you raise the flag?

sunrise to sunset
(a) It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

What do you do when a flag touches the ground?

The only time when you should destroy or retire an American flag is when it’s severely soiled or damaged to the point where it’s no longer fitting to display. If your American flag touches the ground, pick it up and reattach it to the flagpole.

What is an Aboriginal purification ceremony?

This ceremony is a ritual of purification and unity and is undertaken by an Aboriginal person with specialised cultural knowledge. Given the significant nature of the ceremony, it is usually only performed at events regarded as appropriate by the Aboriginal community.

What do you do with the Australian flag after the ceremony?

After the ceremony the flag may either be placed in a permanent place of storage or should be destroyed privately and in a dignified way such as cutting it into small unrecognisable pieces, placing it in an appropriate sealed bag or closed container and then putting it in the normal rubbish collection. Australian National Anthem is played.

Why incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage into official events?

By incorporating them into official events we can recognise and pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and heritage and demonstrate recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s unique position in Australian society. 1

How can we advance the self-determination of Aboriginal people?

Commitment: Aboriginal self‑determination will be advanced and embedded through planned action that is endorsed by, and accountable to, all parties. Aboriginal expertise: Government and agencies will seek out, value and embed Aboriginal culture, knowledge, expertise and diverse perspectives in policies and practice.