The Southern Cross is a symbol of freedom, as well as loyalty to the Australian continent. The kangaroo is Australia's national animal. It's native to Australia and represents a country moving forwards, as it cannot move backwards. It is facing left, conforming with the traditional vexillology rule where animals should face left. The sun in this flag is similar to that on the Indigenous Australian flag, showing our respect towards the owners of our land and showing our diversity. The colour scheme shows the dusty, desert continent that is Australia.