Jan 9

Let's Give the British Royals the Flick

Meghan and Harry have quit the British Royal family, so should we. It would be a good time to do it as Australia contemplates the future of its Federation in light of the summer's dangerous, destructive and crippling bushfires. The Guardian described the British as having "an infantile fixation "with its royal family and all the trappings. They forgot to add the three former Dominions still with the British monarch as Head of State, most particularly Australia.

Quick Info

For a brief but useful guide to republicanism in Australia, see the entry in Wikipedia

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Woman for an Australian Republic, Adelaide Ironside, republican poet and artist, 1831-1867

Self portrait 1855, Newcastle Region Art Gallery NSW

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Senate Inquiry

Report of Senate Inquiry into the Republic Plebiscite Bill released 15 June 2009

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