Petition Calling on Republic MP to Retract Slur on Queen

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.



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  • Ross Winter
    signed 2020-07-20 08:58:36 +1000
    This hypocrite would resign if he had an ounce of integrity.
  • Ian Eglinton
    signed 2020-07-19 23:28:45 +1000
  • Ramsay Nuthall
    signed 2020-07-19 22:14:09 +1000
    The notion that the Queen is foreign is a contrived concept designed to manipulate public opinion. Our mother and sister cultures are not foreign cultures, rather they are family in an increasingly alien and alienating world.
  • Matthew Lloyd
    signed 2020-07-19 21:24:01 +1000
    The Queen is not a foreign. Many Australians are from the UK so they must be foreigners as well.
  • tania berman
    signed 2020-07-19 20:06:01 +1000
  • Wilma Stuart
    signed 2020-07-19 19:38:35 +1000
  • Garry Kennedy
    signed 2020-07-19 19:00:56 +1000
  • Colin Howkins
    signed 2020-07-19 18:45:50 +1000
    Correct spelling of name is HOWKINS
  • Phillip Imison
    signed 2020-07-19 18:27:52 +1000
  • Michael Fennemore
    signed 2020-07-19 18:26:38 +1000
    Keep the Monarchy as it’s an A-political Institution and as such is independent and not influenced by politics. The USA has always rued the Day it lost its Monarchy and has continually tried and failed, to replace it with self serving, politically biased Presidents.
  • sandra adams
    signed 2020-07-19 18:12:20 +1000
    sandra adams
  • Wilma Stuart
    signed 2020-07-19 18:08:29 +1000
  • John M Scott MBE JP
    signed 2020-07-19 17:23:05 +1000
  • Robert Whittaker  AM
    signed 2020-07-19 16:22:42 +1000
  • Zakk Holton
    signed 2020-07-19 16:04:47 +1000
  • Merle Rhyne
    signed 2020-07-19 15:59:56 +1000
  • Bruce Stevens
    signed 2020-07-19 15:39:13 +1000
    OUR Constitution is Australia’s own, it DOES NOT belong to a pack of treacherous politicians! Whitlam and his traitor government deserved to be removed from office!! Gough Whitlam destroyed Australia’s future through the Lima Agreement. Unfortunately, subsequent LNP (Lib coalition) Governments have been equally complicit with Whitlam’s treachery, by not publicly walking away from that same agreement and by further by entering equally destructive FTA’s with Foreign Powers!!!

  • Richard Joyce
    signed 2020-07-19 15:38:25 +1000
  • Cindy Pritchard
    signed 2020-07-19 15:11:20 +1000
  • Anne Smith
    signed 2020-07-19 15:00:03 +1000
  • Denise Gribble
    signed 2020-07-19 14:10:54 +1000
  • Trevor Hibbs
    signed 2020-07-19 12:22:12 +1000
    We are a Democratic Monarchy, and that the way it should always be.
  • Adrian Scarra
    signed 2020-07-19 11:40:40 +1000
  • Jeremy Ling
    signed 2020-07-19 11:28:58 +1000
    Absolutely disgusting.God save the Queen!
  • John Salmon
    signed 2020-07-19 11:18:53 +1000
  • Ian Fleischfresser
    signed 2020-07-19 11:06:53 +1000
    The statement should be retracted and the minister removed from his position.
  • Nigel D'Cruz
    signed 2020-07-19 10:47:09 +1000
    Regardless of whether Australian citizens are monarchists or republicans, all Australian citizens should allow the British Sovereign (The Queen) to be Australia’s Head of State.
  • Lorraine de Fredrick
    signed 2020-07-19 10:45:26 +1000
  • Kerrie Alexander
    signed 2020-07-19 09:44:06 +1000
  • John Macaulay
    signed 2020-07-19 09:08:31 +1000