Resplendent in her sequined Australian flag top, Australian flag headband and an interesting red, white and blue head dress, Senator Jacqui Lambie has taken to the internet to inspire patriotic fervor across the land this morning.
The outspoken Tasmania senator has published a video calling on Australians to use Australia Day to show their pride to their country.
“Let’s celebrate Australia Day and say with pride our Oath of Allegiance,” she says.
“From this time forward under god, I’ll pledge my loyalty to Australia and its peoples, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights (sic) liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey.”
After reciting the line, Senator Lambie adds: “Remember, if you don’t like our laws, equality for all including women, gay and indigenous people, there are plenty of other countries to choose from."
There is just one problem.
The words she utters in her video are in fact the Citizen's Pledge, which is read by those receiving their citizenship. The pledge is also known as the Oath of Commitment.
It will be recited thousands of times around the country today.
The Oath of Allegiance, is recited by politicians before they take their seats in parliament.
It reads: “I do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria (now Elizabeth the Second), Her heirs and successors according to law. So help me God!”
An affirmation also exists which omits the word god. The same exists for the Citizen's Pledge.