The federal government wants to ditch the Australian Flag and replace it with a white star.
The flag, currently flown at the Australian Parliament, has become the symbol of a political opposition that has won power in recent years.
But there is a question mark over whether the government will stick to the plan.
Key points:Federal government says it will ditch the flag and replace with a star to represent opposition The flag is seen as symbolising the opposition in the Abbott-era Coalition Mr Turnbull has been criticised for not supporting a change The flag will be replaced by a white flag with a black border.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will keep the flag flying at the state capitals.
He said on Wednesday that he had “a very good discussion” with the Prime Minister about the plan and that the decision would be made at a later date.
The flag is a symbol of the opposition to the Abbott government in recent times.
But it has become a symbol for the opposition movement in the Coalition, which Mr Turnbull led.
The Prime Minister’s Office said the flag would be removed from state capital Canberra, but would be replaced with a new white flag.
“This will be a symbol that represents the opposition.
That is why the Government is committed to a future change in the flag,” a spokesperson said.
A spokesperson for the Government said that the flag will remain.
“We are very happy with the way the flag is flying, it is very important to our democracy and our country, and it is the flag that the Prime Ministers office will continue to fly,” a spokesman said.
“We look forward to announcing a new flag at a time and a place that works for all of the parties.”