An army veteran has slammed Andrew Gee for flying a tattered Australian flag outside his Orange office.
Noel Clegg first noticed that the bottom of the flag had been torn and wrapped around the pole towards the end of April.
A month later and the ripped flag continued to fly outside the Member for Calare's office at the corner of Anson and Kite Street, despite Mr Clegg saying he had contacted the office multiple times about the matter.
"I'm an old solider and I believe in looking after Australia and respect," Mr Clegg said.
"You can go all around this town and see flags up at the schools, they put them up every day and they're beautiful flags.
"I get very upset when people try to palm it off. If you're going to fly a flag, fly it properly. It upsets me a hell of a lot because I fought under it and all my grandfathers were in wars and they fought under the Australian flag and that there represents disrespect."
Mr Clegg added that what he would like is for the flag to be replaced with a new one as soon as possible.
When contacted about the matter, an office spokesman for the MP said: "Mr Gee has great respect for the Australian flag.
"We have been endeavouring to change the flag but there is currently a problem accessing the rope and pulley system which is behind a lock.
"The office has been working to resolve this issue and has raised the matter with the office tenant, the Department of Finance.
"As soon as we can access the rope and pulley system, the flag will definitely be replaced with a new one. We have a brand new flag ready to fly as soon as we are able."
Three days after being contacted by the Central Western Daily, a new flag had been put up outside the office.
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