Giant torn Parliament House flag to be replaced ASAP, delayed by weather and hoist fault

Karen Barlow
Updated March 8 2023 - 5:09pm, first published 1:15pm
The torn Australian flag. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
The torn Australian flag. Picture by Elesa Kurtz

The giant torn Australian flag flying above Parliament House has been acknowledged by the Presiding Officers as being in an "unacceptable condition" due to recent wild weather, but they say safety concerns and a mechanical fault are delaying its replacement.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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