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Australian PM Calls for Republic in Election Campaign August 17, 2010

Posted by J. Hawkes in News.

CBC News has the full details.

“During national debates in the 1990s, the issue divided Australians. Replacing the monarchy with a president elected by Parliament was voted down in a 1999 referendum.”



1. Royalist - August 18, 2010

Julia Gillard’s remark made it around the world, but it shows, how little she – and her admirers – think. She wants the Australian Monarchy to finish when the Queen dies. “The Queen is dead! Long live the King! will shout the heralds.

Abolishing the Monarchy is a long process and will take a couple of years. King Charles will have his coronation during th preparations for a referendum. It is the Australian people who decide and not the politicians. In the 1999 referendum 54 percent of the Australians said No to a republic and the sympathies for a republic have dropped, as an opinion poll published this week revealed.

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