We join the movement. We talk to our friends. We highlight the ludicrous of Australia, in the 21st Century, being "reigned over" by a family of English aristocrats. We point out the sheer indignity for a proud nation to be in such a situation. We engage. @Australian Republic Movement
Good news for @Australian Republic Movement! Friends, we have a post-War record for support to move on from getting our Heads of State from family of English aristocrats. Now up to 62%! JOIN US https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/poll-finds-62-per-cent-believe-our-head-of-state-should-b...
@Gregory Dodwell @Peter FitzSimons @news.com.au I was taking about the context of Australia’s colonial constitution and that our sovereignty remains the birthright of a family of English artistocrats. So Andrew’s qualification to be Australia’s HoS, because he is a member of that family, is entirely in context.
@Elizabeth Grubb @news.com.au @Peter FitzSimons Utterly irrelevant. He is at the moment more qualified than any Australian to be Australia’s head of state. That is a fact. No ammout of shameless colonial grovelling and forelock tugging inferiority will chance that fact. Only when Australians back Australia will that change.
And this, Elizabeth, is a streak of Australia I confess to being gobsmacked by. We are so strong in so many areas. And yet there persists this streak: we can't run our own show. We need an English family of aristocrats to provide a person of sufficient dignity and eminence.
Yes, John. Yawn. A very familiar argument. We Australians don't have anyone eminent enough to provide our own Head of State, and so must ask the English. Do you have no pride as an Australian, to mount such an argument? @Australian Republic Movement
Srdan, please! Our need to establish our own sovereignty, must be entirely independent of the needs of an English family.
Trump is a function of America, not of the republic.
@Australian Republic Movement @Peter FitzSimons Much work to do before a successful referendum. Many Australians don't understand the difference between a parliamentary republic with a non-executive head-of-state & a presidential republic like the USA with an executive head-of-state, and fear we will get a Trump of our own.
No. We can call the new President whatever we decide to call her/him. Up to Australians. It is a part of the discussion we need to have.
That could be a bumper sticker for the @Australian Republic Movement republic, Tom: "When we enter a new era with an Australian as our Head of State, we'll go forward with independence in our hearts and minds; bonded but not beholden." https://republic.org.au/join
Great, Harvey. JOIN US! https://republic.org.au/join
@Australian Republic Movement @Peter FitzSimons Totally agree on all accounts. We have talked about it for far too long. Lets take our bat and ball and say bye bye to a dysfunctional privileged family that really is totally irrelevant to our country in this day and age. Our head of state should be one of us...Australian
New poll finds 62 per cent of Australians believe our head of state should be an Aussie. @Peter FitzSimons: when "we’re put to the test we can look after ourselves as an independent, self-reliant nation" #auspol #ausrepublic https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/poll-finds-62-per-cent-believe-our-head-of-state-should-b...
The flag is a separate issue to the republic. But join us now at the republic, as we set post-war record of support, now up to 62% https://republic.org.au/join