Australians all let us rejoice,|
For we are young and free
WE ARE YOUNG
Because the British, in giving Australians their independence just over a hundred years ago, created an entirely new country out of their former six Colonies.
WE ARE FREE
Because, ten years earlier in 1891, the Australian patriots, Samuel Griffith, Charles Cameron Kingston and Edmond Barton drafted a Constitution to suit the specific requirements of the new nation of Australia. In doing so, they based the Constitution on the British system of Westminster but bettered it by adding from the Constitution of Canada and those of the republics of the USA and Switzerland.
The Australian Constitution is therefore a uniquely Australian creation, and was voted for and adopted by the Australian people of the time.
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|OUR CONSTITUTION PROTECTS US|
|For over a century, our Australian Constitution has worked unobtrusively in the background ensuring that our young nation remains democratic and free. It is a hundred years younger than the American Constitution, and far less cumbersome and politically invasive. In its more than a century of existence as a nation, Australia has had no civil unrest and no constitutional crisis and has an unparalleled record of political and economic stability which have ensured the development of our new nation into the magnificent country it is today. We are recognised as the seventh oldest continuous democracy and are often listed within the top five developed nations of the World.|
|THE CROWN PROTECTS CONSTITUTION|
|Our Founding Australian Fathers also ensured that the power and authority of the nation would be vested in The Crown but they made The Crown subject to the will of the people by ensuring that the Constitution could only be changed by the people and not by politicians themselves, as is the situation in the United Kingdom.|
|NO POLITICS PLEASE!|
|In all republics the prime ministers and presidents, or heads of state, are political appointees, beholden to politicians, but under our system of constitutional monarchy the monarch, presently The Queen, occupies an hereditary position and the Governor-General, although recommended by the prime minister, is appointed by the Monarch which means that these positions are totally above politics and impervious to political influence.|
|AUSTRALIAN HEAD OF STATE
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Republicans proclaim that the people want a republic, but they certainly didn't in the last referendum. and today there are no street or other protests calling for change. In fact many polls show a continuing rise in support for our Constitutional Monarchy.
Some say that not having an Australian Head of State is embarrassing for politicians and diplomats overseas but do foreign leaders actually care? The facts are that, following appointment by the Queen, our Sovereign head of state, the Governor-General, always an Australian, assumes that role as our effective head of state and Commander in Chief. Our system is different from most others. We have a Head of Government in the Prime Minister who exercises administrative control and a Governor-General who is more like a benevolent Trustee, well above politics.
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|A NEW FLAG FOR A NEW COUNTRY|
|Following a competition on a new flag for our new country in 1901 our current Australian flag was chosen. So many brave Australians have tragically died under it in two World and lesser Wars. It is beloved by the Australian people, but if we were ever to become a republic and lose our Constitution, we will also certainly lose our magnificent flag.|
Becoming a republic will not increase overseas trade or Australia's prestige, but removing the apolitical checks and balances could well affect our democracy and our freedoms.
|The Governor-General, following appointment, carries on the business of an effective Head of State without any reference whatsoever to The Queen. The Governor-General is also, under the terms of the Constitution, the Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Forces.|
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REFERENDUM TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO RECOGNISE LOCAL GOVERNMENT|
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE RECOGNISED IN AUSTRALIA’S CONSTITUTION
A paper delivered by Dr. David Mitchell to the 2011 Annual Conference of the Australian Monarchist League
In the Westminster System “government” is recognised as having three distinct powers,
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|THE PROPOSAL TO HOLD A REFERENDUM ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT|
THE PROPOSAL TO HOLD A REFERENDUM ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GENERAL ELECTION
ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2013
The mandate of the Australian Monarchist League is to protect our Australian Constitution as well as our system of constitutional monarchy. As such the Gillard
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|PETITION TO HAVE CAPTAIN HARRY WALES SERVE WITH THE ADF|
The Australian Monarchist League has called on the Australian Government to commence negotiations with the Palace on the possibility of Prince Harry serving with a Branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).An on-line petition has been set up for all
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WHERE'S THE LOGIC IN BECOMING A REPUBLIC?
There are absolutely no rational grounds for becoming a republic, but there are many logical and sound reasons for remaining as we are, not the least of which is our proven system of stable and secure government under our Australian Constitutional Monarchy.
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