British PM ends Union Jack restrictions : "He explained that 'they listed the number of public events, and on no other days would the Union Jack be flown.'"
It is odd, but I suppose it was a way of communicating the importance of a day. Over here we see our flag flying everywhere and I like it. It has nothing to do with being nationalistic and nothing to do with being soft and sappy. It doesn't actually mean we do not know we are in Australia. It's something we do and it's nice to see our flag. On Australia Day people often put a little one on there car. It's just nice. It's a sign we belong to each other.