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‘Charles will be King ... and no Australians can apply’: Republicans launch presidential plans

‘Charles will be King ... and no Australians can apply’: Republicans launch presidential plans

The Australian Republican Movement has finalised its proposed changes to the Australian constitution.

  • by James Massola

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Endeavour calling from its murky waters: time for change
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James Cook

Endeavour calling from its murky waters: time for change

Novelist Thomas Keneally asks if Australia will become a wreck, like the Endeavour, with “HM” emblazoned on it?

  • by Thomas Keneally
Camilla won’t be our queen, but we don’t need a king either

Camilla won’t be our queen, but we don’t need a king either

Whatever Camilla Parker-Bowles is to be called after Prince Charles becomes king is catnip for the royal-watchers. But for the rest of us, it’s another absurdity.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
The Brits ditched Neighbours. We should ditch them
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Opinion

The Brits ditched Neighbours. We should ditch them

The most distracting, binge-worthy drama of all has been the tribulations of the British royal family. But it’s time they were cancelled. It’s only fair.

  • by Julie Szego
Seventy years on, should Australia prepare for a new king?
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Royal family

Seventy years on, should Australia prepare for a new king?

It is 70 years since King George VI died, causing mourning across Australia. Which begs the question, “what will happen when the time comes to mourn today’s monarch, and a new king is proclaimed?”

  • by Tony Wright
Support for republic is strong enough to win approval in bigger states: poll
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Indigenous

Support for republic is strong enough to win approval in bigger states: poll

Australians are willing to vote for a republic by a narrow majority, but are split over the best way to choose the head of state to replace Queen Elizabeth.

  • by David Crowe
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The paradox at the heart of the republican quest
Opinion
Opinion

The paradox at the heart of the republican quest

We say we want to get rid of the monarch, yet we’re still searching for someone to crown

  • by Diana Reid
Push for a republic puts Indigenous Voice in the shadows
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Opinion

Push for a republic puts Indigenous Voice in the shadows

There can be no Australian republic before a referendum to constitutionally guarantee Indigenous peoples a voice in their affairs.

  • by Shireen Morris
I would vote for the new republican model - but it’s got little chance of getting that far
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Opinion

I would vote for the new republican model - but it’s got little chance of getting that far

What’s needed is a national advisory plebiscite in which Australians are asked what mode of appointment they support for an Australian head of state.

  • by Malcolm Turnbull
Can these ads convince Australians to support (or care about) a republic?

Can these ads convince Australians to support (or care about) a republic?

The Australian Republic Movement’s advertisements include new slogans “we’ll take it from here” and “one of us, for us, by us”.

  • by Michael Koziol
Keating blasts new republic proposal as dangerous ‘US-style presidency’
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Democracy

Keating blasts new republic proposal as dangerous ‘US-style presidency’

The former PM said the Australian Republic Movement’s plan would be “a massive shift in the current model of power”.

  • by Matthew Knott and Michael Koziol