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  • Monarchists call for Public Holiday for Coronation

    12 October 2022 · 2 reactions

    The Australian Monarchist League, Australia's largest member-based monarchist association, is calling upon the Australian government to declare a public holiday in recognition and in honour of the Coronation of the King, who by right of the Australian Constitution is King of Australia.

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  • Thistlethwaite Wrong Again

    05 October 2022 · 1 reaction

    Thistlethwaite gets it all wrong again
    5/10/22

    Matt Thistlethwaite recently tweeted "“The British PM stopped our head of state attending the COP 27 conference to speak about the importance of stronger action to combat climate change. We need a head of state that represents the aspirations of the Australian people, not the wishes of the British government.”

    What he doesn't understand is that, in the UK, the King is the executive head of state but in Australia it is the Governor-General who is the executive head of state.  However, it is not the duty or the purpose of a head of state within the Westminster system to attend conferences.  Neither the King nor the Australian Governor-General have any power to make any decision on behalf of the government. That is why conferences are attended by the head of government, who is the Prime Minister or his or her nominee. 

    As Assistant Minister for the Republic, Mr Thistlethwaite should understand how our system of governance works before attacking it.

    Perhaps Mr Thistlethwaite should be better named the Assistant Minister of the Clowns!

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  • Republicans Show No Decency Whatsoever

    26 September 2022 · 1 reaction

    Republicans, not having any common decency, have immediately commenced their attack on King Charles and the Australian Constitution and we, the Australian Monarchist League, have no option but to counter their spurious and often false arguments

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  • Labor Voters Oppose Republic

    21 September 2022 · 1 reaction

    Around 60% of Labor Voters Oppose a Republic

    “Now a clear majority of ALP voters, 58% - up a stunning 18% points since November 2012, say that Australia should remain as a Monarchy – a far larger change than by either L-NP voters or Greens voters who appear far more set in their ways.” Roy Morgan Market Research Update 20/9/22

     

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  • The Prince and Princess of Wales to Visit Australia

    17 September 2022 · 1 reaction

    The Prince and Princess of Wales to Visit Australia

    The Australian Monarchist League is delighted to learn that the Prince and Princess of Wales are proposing to tour Australia in 2023. In the event they are accompanied by their children, it will be the first opportunity for Australians to see Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on Australian soil.

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  • The Thistlethwaite Indoctrination Campaign

    05 September 2022 · 1 reaction

    The Australian Monarchist League was disappointed to read The Sydney Morning Herald’s interview (3/9/22) with The Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Assistant Minister for the Republic.

    Firstly, concerning this interview, The Sydney Morning Herald sought no comment from the Australian Monarchist League or the Vote No Republic campaign at large. The Australian Monarchist League has specifically requested that, in the interests of the Australian people, it be approached to provide equal commentary in opposition to applicable remarks published or aired by Mr Thistlethwaite, Peter FitzSimons, or any other republican spokesperson. This request was reported nationally only five days ago. The Australian Monarchist League is deeply concerned that The Sydney Morning Herald appears biased in its presentation of arguments pertaining to the removal of the Crown from the Constitution.

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  • Eric Abetz to Head Monarchist Campaign

    01 September 2022 · 1 reaction

    Former Minister Eric Abetz to Head the Monarchist’s Republic Campaign

    The Australian Monarchist League is pleased to announce that former government minister and Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Hon. Eric Abetz, is the new chairman of the monarchist campaign opposing the Albanese government's plans for a republic.

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  • The Morrison Portfolios

    22 August 2022 · 1 reaction

    Republic No Answer to the Morrison Portfolios

    The Assistant Minister for the Republic, Matt Thistlethwaite, has said (Australian 22/8/22) in talking about Mr Morrison’s extra portfolios that “If we had a head of state that was appointed by the Australian people then it is my view that the prime minister would not have gotten away with this” but then, I thought Mr Albanese had insisted there was no illegality.

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  • Pledge to Queen Needs to Go Say Republicans

    09 August 2022 · 1 reaction

    Pledge to Queen Needs to Go Say Republicans

    The Australian Republican Movement have just conducted a survey through the polling company Essential Media asking the question “As you may be aware, elected members of the Australian Parliament are required to make a pledge of allegiance. Who do you think they should be required to pledge to serve and bear allegiance to?”

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  • Are We on the Verge of Anarchy?

    02 August 2022 · 1 reaction

    Are We on the Verge of Anarchy?

    The pledge of allegiance was included in the Australian Constitution by our Founding Fathers for the specific purpose of ensuring that members of the Australian parliament accepted and were loyal to the Australian Constitution, the Australian system of governance and the Rule of Law. The pledge, whether by oath or by affirmation, is taken by MPs and Senators following their election or re-election to the Parliament. It is a pledge that binds them for life and can only be removed by the sovereign.

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