Media Releases


    28 August 2018

    Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is the national floral emblem of Australia. It is celebrated as a national Wattle Day holiday on September 1. The first celebration of Wattle Day was held on 1 September 1910 in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. During World War I sprigs of wattle and colourful badges were sold on Wattle Day to raise money for the Red Cross. Wattle was sent overseas in letters during the war and was presented to homecoming service men and women at what must have been an emotional moment.

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    08 August 2018

    “The Australian Republican Movement must stop bludging on students and behave like any other group and pay for facilities they use at Sydney University”, Chairman of the Australian Monarchists League, Mr Philip Benwell said today.

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  • ARM Links with Shorten Labor

    27 July 2018

    The Australian Republican Movement has established a campaign team with Shorten Labor to promote a republic.

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  • Republican Leader Peter FitzSimons is blind to Ordinary Australians concerns due to his life inside a Bubble of Extreme Wealth & Privilege

    19 July 2018

    “Republican Movement Leader Peter FitzSimon has totally ignored the welfare of Ordinary Australians who were victims of New Zealand criminals that Australia has wisely deported,” Mr Philip Benwell, Chairman of the Australian Monarchist League said today.

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  • Republicans September 1st Rally will be a “Big Day Out for Useful Idiots”

    16 July 2018

    “The ARM’s September 1st rally will be a “Big Day Out for Useful Idiots,” Mr Philip Benwell, National Chair of the Australian Monarchist League said today.

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  • Labor risks losing votes by pursuing republic

    29 June 2018

    The results of the 1999 referendum indicated that roughly one third of Labor voters voted against a republic. Many of these were traditional Labor who honour the Queen. We know this because a significant number of members of the Australian Monarchist League are Labor voters.

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  • Stop befuddling the people. Republicans must tell us what they propose

    14 June 2018

    The latest announcement that “The Australian Republic Movement will join with Labor, Liberal and Greens MPs to rally support for a republic..” (Australian 14/7/18) is an indication of how morally bankrupt our parliament is. All of these members and senators of the Federal parliament who are combining to do away with the Queen have actually sworn to ”.. be faithful and bear true allegiance..” to Her Majesty. Not, as republicans claim “the British Queen” but to the Queen as Queen of Australia.

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  • Shorten Confirms Labor Republic Campaign

    10 June 2018

    John Donne wrote in the 16th century “For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.”

    With his announcement that a move towards a republic should be progressed alongside a treaty with Australia's indigenous people, the bell could now be tolling for Bill Shorten.

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    18 May 2018

    The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into matters relating to section 44 of the Constitution have just released their report.

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    13 May 2018

    The High Court has cut across the more liberal thinking of politicians on the meaning of sole allegiance in section 44 of the Australian Constitution and has allowed them no latitude.

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