'Keep the flag'

Our flag bears the stars that blaze at night

In our southern sky of blue

And the little old flag in the corner

That’s part of our heritage too

It’s the English, the Scots and the Irish

Who were sent to the ends of the earth

The rogues and the schemers, the doers and dreamers

Who gave modern Australia its birth

But those who are shouting to change it

They don’t seem to understand

It's the flag or our law and our language

Not the flag of a far away land

There are plenty of people who’ll tell you

How, when Europe was plunged into night

That little old flag in the corner

Was their symbol of freedom and light

It doesn’t mean we owe allegiance

To a forgotten imperial dream

We’ve the stars to show where we’re going

And the old flag to show where we’ve been

( from the 26 January 2010 Business Spectator )