Wrapping leaders with the Australian flag. Does it matter?

Ward, Ian (2012) Wrapping leaders with the Australian flag. Does it matter?. Australian Journal of Communication, 39 2: 73-81.

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Author Ward, Ian
Title Wrapping leaders with the Australian flag. Does it matter?
Journal name Australian Journal of Communication   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0811-6202
Publication date 2012-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 73
End page 81
Total pages 9
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld., Australia
Publisher University of Queensland
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Since Prime Minister John Howard adopted the practice, Australian leaders on both sides of politics have routinely used the Australian flag as a prop at media conferences. This is an aspect of an increasingly 'presidential' politics. But is this use of the flag a 'measure of the place and power of sophisticated political imagery' to which scholars have paid too little attention? This article reports the findings of an experiment that suggests politicians gain no political advantage by being pictured with the flag arranged in the background.
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Institutional Status UQ

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