Merrelyn and Christian Catsanos

  • Petition to the Senate Regarding the Platinum Jubilee

    The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

    Available only to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents

    In one year's time, on 6 February 2022, the Queen will have been 70 years on the throne. A milestone never reached before by any British monarch and by only three other monarchs in known history. [The others were Louis XIV of France d 1715 (72+ years), Rama IX of Thailand d 2016 (70+ years) and Johann II of Liechtenstein d 1929 (70+ years)].

    Following the Queen's visit to Australia in 1954, where an estimated 75% of Australia’s population came out to cheer her as she travelled around Australia, Australian governments did relatively little to celebrate her Golden and Diamond Jubilees and, as a consequence, they passed by relatively unnoticed.

    This is an e-petition calling on the Senate to establish an all-party group to prepare nation-wide celebrations honouring the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee.

    We call upon all those who honour the Queen to sign this online petition which will be tabled in the Senate in its June sitting.

    The current rules governing petitions to the Australian Senate require your real name and a genuine email address. Since these details may be verified by parliamentary officers it is essential that our petition does not reach any stumbling block. This petition is totally in-house and does not use any external facility. Accordingly, your details will be kept absolutely confidential at all times and names and email addresses will not be used by us unless you opt in to receive information from the Australian Monarchist League including details of the petition and its presentation and reception in the Senate.

    Yours sincerely

    Philip Benwell
    National Chair
    Australian Monarchist League

     

    PS: Some servers block links and if you are facing any difficulty in signing the petition, just send us your name and email address with permission for us to include you. [email protected]

    To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

    The petition of the undersigned shows:

    • 6 February 2022 will be the 70th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the throne of Australia.
    • A platinum jubilee is a milestone never before reached by a monarch in the shared history of Australia, the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms. It is an historic occasion worthy of public celebration.
    • On 12 January 2021 the British Parliament established an all-party parliamentary group called “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Society of the Houses of Parliament” to discuss how to best mark the Platinum Jubilee in the United Kingdom

    Your petitioners ask that the Senate:

    initiate a working group, consisting of Senators and Members of the House of Representatives from all parties, to plan nationwide events to celebrate this momentous occasion.

  • rsvped +2 for AML NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021 2021-07-27 18:11:46 +1000

    AML NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021

    The Annual Conference of
    The Australian Monarchist League
    on

    Saturday 6 November 2021
    commencing at 9:30 am
    at
    City Tattersalls Club,
    198 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

    FURTHER DETAILS TO BE ADVISED



    COST: TBA but probably around $110 including lunch
    RSVP: below

    When
    November 06, 2021 at 9:30am
    Where
    City Tattersalls Club, 198 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
    13 rsvps
  • rsvped +2 for Dinner with Senator Matt Canavan 2021-07-27 18:11:20 +1000

    Dinner with Senator Matt Canavan

     

    Dinner with Senator the Hon. Matt Canavan
    on
    Friday the 26th November 2021
    at 6:30 pm for 7 pm
    at
    The City Tattersalls Club
    198 Pitt Street, Sydney

     

     

    COST: TBA but probably just under $100 pp
    RSVP: below

    NOTE: We are not accepting payment at this time but will wait until Sydney is out of lockdown.

    When
    November 26, 2021 at 6:30pm
    Where
    City Tattersalls Club, 198 Pitt Street, Sydney
    8 rsvps
  • donated 2021-04-02 11:28:20 +1100
  • answered 2020-06-07 21:18:18 +1000
    Q: Republicans want to remove The Queen’s Birthday Holiday. Please let us know whether you agree it should be removed (answer Yes) or whether it should stay as it is (answer No)?
    A: No

    Queen's Birthday Survey

     


    There are calls by republicans and others to replace The Queen’s Birthday Holiday with – we don’t know what.

    The holiday is Australia’s oldest public holiday instituted by Governor Arthur Philip in 1788. It is held in June or October in the case of WA & Qld, to suit the calendars within each State. Its purpose is to honour the Queen of Australia.

    We are looking for responses from as many people as possible to determine their views on this matter. We believe that most will be against change and the answers will bolster our arguments to retain the holiday.

  • signed Funding for the ABC 2020-04-10 10:19:18 +1000

    Congratulating the Prime Minister

    Labor leader, Anthony Albanese has called on the prime minister to provide more funding to the ABC. The prime minister has rejected the call and should be congratulated.

    To the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP
    Parliament House
    CANBERRA ACT 2600

    I applaud your decision in dismissing the call from Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, to reverse the government’s funding freeze on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

  • ABC Refuses to Broadcast Queen's Message

    WE WON - THE ABC AIRED THE BROADCAST JUST PRIOR TO THEIR 7 PM NEWS ON MONDAY 6 APRIL.
    There is therefore no need to sign the petition, although, if you are new to the Australian Monarchist League, please consider signing up to receive our updates.

    The Queen's Message can be viewed here.

     

    Other than at Christmas, the Queen has made few televised addresses but she is to make an address to the Commonwealth tomorrow, Sunday 5 April 2020.

    However,our understanding is that the ABC is purposefully not broadcasting the message. We call on all monarchists to sign this online petition calling on the public broadcaster to air the message from the Queen of Australia to her people.

    I call on the Australian Broadcasting Authority to broadcast the message from the Queen which is to be released on Sunday 5 April, 2020.

Merrelyn  and Christian Catsanos