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Flagging the issue.

Flagging the issue.

Posted Wednesday, 16 April 2014

DIA member proposes revisiting design for Australian flag.

Russell Kennedy FDIA, a past President of Icograda, Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and member of AGDA, has been involved with a pet project of his for the past twenty-five years: the design of the Australian flag.

According to Kennedy (and some others), the current design of the Australian flag ignores Aboriginal history, ‘only references a colonial history’, and ‘is, and will continue to be, an obstacle to achieving reconciliation in this country.

‘The Union Jack is viewed by many Aboriginal and Torres Stait Islander people as a symbol of invasion, whereas a national flag should aim to represent unity,’ he says.

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What is an Accredited Designer™?

An Accredited Designer™ is a full member of the professional body who makes an annual commitment to comply with the DIA's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program.

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‘Since joining the DIA I have gained enormous insight into the design industry, and benefited by meeting many designers from varying disciplines.’

‘This group of highly professional, talented members has opened my eyes to possibilities in both my business and personal life, and the DIA continues to be a most valuable asset to my career.’

Barbara Bromley, MDIA off the cuff

Barbara Bromley, MDIA

Interior and Colour Designer, Director of Bromley & Tate Interiors

Lives:
Northern Beaches, Sydney

Likes:
Fashion, sun glasses (I have a collection of over 100 pairs) and working with colour!

Best design I've seen lately:
The Firefly wine bar at Neutral Bay.

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