Colin Howkins

  • answered 2023-01-05 17:43:56 +1100
    Q: If you have professional fundraising experience, would you like to join this group?
    A: No

    AML Online Groups

    As we enter 2023, we are restructuring and expanding the Australian Monarchist League to enable us to better face the government’s campaign to remove the Crown from the Australian Constitution.

    To assist us in this regard we are forming a few online groups and invite monarchists to join any eligible group if they wish.

    These initial groups are:

    Women’s AML Group
    This will be a group for ladies to meet online and discuss monarchy matters relevant to them.

    Veterans Group
    This is a group for the many veterans we have amongst our database may wish to join together to support the Crown that all have made allegiance to uphold.

    Over 65s Group
    Any monarchist over 65 is invited to join this group.

    Fundraising Group
    This is a group to bring together persons with professional fundraising expertise.

    Online Format
    The format for meeting online will be decided by each group

  • answered 2022-11-29 09:33:27 +1100
    Q: Would you help with (please answer only one response):
    A: Letterbox distribution?

    AML 2023 SURVEY

     

    The following is a short survey to find out what sort of activities you want us to do bearing in mind that the Australian Monarchist League is not a social organisation for members but primarily a lobby and campaign organisation to educate on and defend the Australian Constitution and Crown against attack.


    Please note that our next activity is a lunch n Sydney with the Hon. Eric Abetz, Chairman of the AML Campaign on Wednesday 30 November 2022
    Please find information here to book:  Lunch with Hon. Eric Abetz

  • donated 2022-09-15 17:16:27 +1000
  • answered 2022-02-20 21:13:18 +1100
    Q: Which of the minor political parties would you like to see holding the balance of power:
    A: None of the above

    The 2022 Federal Election - Coalition or Labor/Republican?

     

    AML Surveys

    From time to time we ask questions on various issues which help us to know what our supporters and potentially the wider community are thinking. With the possibility of an Albanese republican government, with a Minister for a Republic, in place in a few months’ time it is important for us to get some idea of this thinking to enable us to prepare.

    The following survey is to ascertain whether our members would prefer the Liberal/National Party to remain in power or whether they favour a Labor government even though it is committed to a republican agenda. The way our voting system is set up, it can only be one or the other at this stage.

    In no way do we wish to breach confidentiality and participation in the survey is totally optional. All answers will be kept confidential.

    Make sure the box “Don't publish my responses on the website” if It appears, is ticked.

  • donated 2021-04-03 21:09:49 +1100
  • signed up on Be Kept Up To Date 2020-07-19 18:48:17 +1000

    Be Kept Up To Date


    Be informed on matters surrounding our current system of government, our way of life, and Australia's independence. 

  • Correct spelling of name is HOWKINS

    Petition Calling on Republic MP to Retract Slur on Queen

    The Honourable Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Financial Services and Shadow Assistant Minister for the Republic, posted on Tuesday 14 July 2020 on his Facebook “Today’s release in full of the Palace Letters confirm that Australia needs to begin another serious discussion about an Australian as our head of state – an Australian who acts is the interests of our nation and its people, not beholden to the advice, influence and interests of a foreign power.” [meaning that the Queen acts in the interests of a ‘foreign power ‘ with the inference that she is, herself, a 'foreign power']. Mr Thistlethwaite has also publicly repeated his claims on television and elsewhere.

    Please sign this petition calling on Mr Thistlethwaite to retract his unfounded and quite blatantly wrong remarks relating to the Queen of Australia as being a foreign power. The Queen and her successors will always, without question or doubt, act in the interests of Australia.

     

     

  • Petition to Protect Our Australian Way of Life

    Australians get to enjoy an amazing quality of life with family and friends.

    Our unique and long established Westminster system of government provides us with peace and prosperity, allowing us to enjoy time with family, privately help the less fortunate in the community, and invest for future generations.

    Australian Monarchist League is calling for a show of support from the Australian community to petition so we keep the current Australian Westminster system of government

    What makes Australia the best country on earth?

    People, families, and communities thrive in Australia. Where else in the world can citizens receive:

    Job and business opportunities
    Top level healthcare
    World class education
    Beautiful and diverse environment
    Security and regulation
    Affordable utilities
    Reliable infrastructure

    The Australian government provides us with all these things, it shows how efficient and effective our system of government is. 

    Why is the Australian government so successful while other countries struggle?

    The key difference is, Australia has its own unique Westminster system of government which contains a:

    Lower House
    (i.e. House of Representatives)
    Publicly elected
    Proposes policies and changes.

     

    Upper House
    (i.e. Senate)
    Publicly elected
    Reviews, approves and amends proposed policies and changes.

     

    Governor-General
    (i.e. Crown's Representative)
    Takes control in exceptional circumstances.
    Prime Minister can petition the Crown to dismiss the Governor-General.

     

    The Lower House proposes policies, and the Upper House reviews, approves and can amend the proposed policies.

    This two-step process distributes the power amongst the politicians and allows for constructive debate and solutions that satisfy the wider community.

    The Governor-General’s role is to ensure this political process is working.

    How is Australia now under threat?

    The republican lobby groups are pushing to replace the Governor-General with an elected or appointed head of state that will likely belong to one of the two major Australian political parties.

    If one political party held a majority in the lower house and upper house, and also held the head of state, that political party could exploit their position to remain in power uncontested.

    It would be the beginning of political corruption and the end of Australia as we know it. 

    Sign the petition to show your support in keeping the current Australian Westminster system of government.

Colin Howkins