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This Military Veteran Had The Perfect Response To Flag Burning

"Oh and this is my match, in my hand, setting fire to my 2c Chinese made Australian flag, while I took the photo, on Australia Day."

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Australian government MP George Christensen has introduced a bill to parliament that would see people who desecrated the Aussie flag sent to jail for one month.

Christensen, pictured here attending a far-right wing Reclaim Australia rally last year, wants to completely ban the burning, damaging, defacing and trampling of the flag, calling it a "hate crime" against Australia.

Currently there's no law outlawing desecration of the Aussie flag. For example, people are more than welcome to turn it into hideous shirts.

George Christensen is currently introducing a private members bill to 'protect the integrity of the Australian flag'

And some questioned whether Christensen had broken his own laws before they had even been introduced to the parliament, by tweeting out this image.

About to introduce my private member's bill to end the hate crime against Aussies that is burning our flag. #auspol


Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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