Myopics of the Year

By Harold Scruby
Executive Director, Ausflag

Originally published as a Letter to the Editor in The Weekend Australian May 31 – June 1, 1997.

Surely the award for Myopics of the Year must go to the RSL. It has objected to the number of NSW schools flying the Aboriginal flag - which is legally defined as an Australian flag as enacted by the Parliament of Australia and proclaimed by the governor-general. Yet the RSL flies the Union Jack, a foreign flag, outside and inside practically every RSL in Australia.

Why is it that the RSL seems to oppose all change?

Such utter hypocrisy should be treated with the contempt it deserves and the RSL allowed to simply fade away.