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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  • sylvia modra
    signed 2020-07-18 23:15:33 +1000
  • Matthew Baker
    signed 2020-07-18 22:46:29 +1000
  • Joshua Cocks
    signed via 2020-07-18 21:35:36 +1000
  • Scott Donovan
    signed 2020-07-18 20:57:47 +1000
    Those that break the oath should be either charged with perjury or dismissed from Parliament.
  • Esmay Woods
    signed 2020-07-18 20:50:26 +1000
  • Muneeb Baloch
    signed 2020-07-18 20:44:57 +1000
  • Matthew Shedden
    signed 2020-07-18 20:11:14 +1000
    The Ministers comments are a disgrace and if he doesn’t retract them and apologise he should be stood down.
  • Brian Gisborne
    signed 2020-07-18 19:54:16 +1000
    He certainly should be sacked
  • Mike Fleming
    signed 2020-07-18 19:41:12 +1000
  • Peter Button
    signed 2020-07-18 19:32:52 +1000
    We are fortunate to be a Constitutional Monarchy: I personally reject and object to calls by Parliamentarians who push for Republicanism against the People’s wish. We are a Democracy, whether these individuals accept it or not, and voted in a Referendum to maintain our ties with the Monarchy.
  • Fred Dawson
    signed 2020-07-18 19:15:08 +1000
  • Ray Michelle
    signed 2020-07-18 19:11:51 +1000
  • Tony Badaoui
    signed 2020-07-18 19:03:56 +1000
  • Peter Kalina
    signed 2020-07-18 19:02:20 +1000
  • Lynnette Ansell
    signed 2020-07-18 18:58:04 +1000
  • Geoff Howarth
    signed 2020-07-18 18:44:51 +1000
  • Hugh Eveleigh
    signed 2020-07-18 18:37:48 +1000
  • Janice Farrell
    signed 2020-07-18 18:11:57 +1000
  • Maggie Winterson
    signed 2020-07-18 18:08:57 +1000
    Did Mr Thistlewaite Perjure himself by lying about his claim to honour the Queen etc in his speech upon becoming a member of Parliament?

    If feel this should be raised as I think this man speaks with a forked tongue as well as a dishonest one!
  • Scott Farrell
    signed 2020-07-18 18:08:19 +1000
    Mr Thistlethwaite is a hypocrite and a liar who swears allegiance to the Queen of Australia and then proceeds to attempt to tear down the very system he swore to protect!

    The actions that Sir John Kerr took were right and prove that our current system of government works. Why do the wealthy Mr Thistlethwaite and friends want to destroy a system of government that has lead to one of the most stable and prosperous nation on earth? Could it be because politicians like Mr Thistlethwaite want more power and money, something that our current system denies them?
  • Alana Wright
    signed 2020-07-18 17:45:10 +1000
  • Joan Webb
    signed 2020-07-18 17:12:36 +1000
    Very hard to find anyone who puts Australia before their own interests, obviously Mr Thistlewaite is certainly not one of them.
  • Caroline Ross-Smith
    signed 2020-07-18 16:52:55 +1000
  • Michael Simmill
    signed 2020-07-18 16:48:17 +1000
  • Robyn Shires
    signed 2020-07-18 16:42:01 +1000
  • James Bruce
    signed 2020-07-18 16:37:01 +1000
  • James Alsford
    signed 2020-07-18 16:30:25 +1000
    The Honourable Matt Thistlewaite, really? Nothing seems honourable about this man. He is typical of Labor and the Greens. They are not patriots, they are subversives! This is the best country in the world because of the system we’ve had in place all these years. It’s always the lefties that want to change everything. If we become a republic it will cost many millions of dollars to make the change for a system not true, tried and tested. Australia cannot afford to spend millions at this time when the coronavirus has damaged our economy. Oh, and one last thing, a republic would mean a change to our beautiful national flag but Matt Thistlewaite and his mates will never mention that.
  • jay Nauss
    signed 2020-07-18 16:24:22 +1000
  • Sheila Thompson
    signed 2020-07-18 16:18:35 +1000
    I am a confirmed monarchist and a great admirer of the Queen. A woman full of wisdom and one who I have been privileged to meet. God save the Queen!
  • Stephen Haydon
    signed 2020-07-18 16:14:09 +1000