I find the complaints about the left of opponents of the new flag politicising the process pretty strange. This was a highly political process driven by the prime minister. If he had wanted to take politics out of the process by appointing a royal commission or initiated a bi-partisan process he could have however he chose to try and do it in a way that it was his proces.
The article below by Duncan Garner pretty much nails it from my perspective.
I voted against the change because I really didn't like the way the process was conducted and thought the new flag, and all the other choices presented, were just a bit sh*t.