That's the question asked by ABC Net Australia News about this image:
Go ahead, I'll give you a little space to see what you notice.
All done? Did you notice the the supporters of the arms - a kangaroo and an emu - are actually not supporting the arms?
Indeed, they are not even touching the shield.
Not that non-supporting supporters are necessarily a new thing; witness the following examples of supporters not supporting the shield, all from England drawn in the late 1700s:
So, as I say, it's not necessarily a new thing, although in none of these earlier examples do we have both supporters not even touching the shield at all.
Anyway, I thought it was an interesting article, containing some interesting history and some just as interesting opinions, and thought I should share!
You can find the full article, with more pictures of other examples of the Australian arms and its supporters, on-line at http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2018-06-04/coat-of-arms-on-high-court-canberra/9826570
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