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Question: Should we adopt our own resident monarch after the Queen’s reign?
Whilst this seems to be feasible, we do not believe that the establishment of a separate Australian monarchy would be acceptable to the people. Even if it were, it would take very careful drafting to duplicate the conventions and reserve powers that are current under the Crown. The people to ask about this would be the republicans. i.e. If Australia has its own Australian-born monarch, would they give up? A major problem would be who would the person be and how would he be selected? This has been tried in other countries in the past and in some cases has been successful but most attempts were not and in all cases they were imposed on a nation quite unsure of itself. We in Australia know what we are about and it would be difficult (but not impossible) to have someone who was acceptable to most.



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  • Why is the Queen not an Australian citizen?
  • Are there any benefits in becoming a republic?


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