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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  • Rose solomon
    signed 2020-07-18 13:21:39 +1000
    Her Royal Majesty served many people throughout her long life. These Repubblicans have nothing else to complain about or is their agenda simply to corrupt the carrying out of good deeds?
  • Garry Monroe
    signed 2020-07-18 13:17:10 +1000
    The Labor/Greens Alliance is I believe Treasonous Behaviour. The Queen has been completely exonerated by the release of the Papers, but their behaviour and the lies will continue. They have no PRINCIPLES.
  • Michael Potter
    signed 2020-07-18 13:14:43 +1000
  • Charles Edmondson
    signed 2020-07-18 13:11:33 +1000
  • Brandon Musolino
    signed 2020-07-18 13:03:03 +1000
  • Andrew Dickinson
    signed 2020-07-18 13:03:02 +1000
    To take an oath or to make a pledge is to give your word. Your word is your bond, and if your word is worthless, then you are worthless. Our system of government is the best in the world
  • Dennis Mann
    signed 2020-07-18 12:58:47 +1000
  • Laurence Dighton-Mildwater
    signed 2020-07-18 12:40:50 +1000
  • Robert Goyne
    signed 2020-07-18 12:38:38 +1000
    leave the monarchy alone its better than many other political styles and our Queen has been an incredible negotiater over the years
  • Duncan McKenzie
    signed 2020-07-18 12:36:06 +1000
    Thank goodness that we have the Monarchist League to advocate on behalf of our nation and our monarchy and call out those who seek to destroy a system that has served us incredibly well. Whatever the ‘come-and-go’ politicians say or do in this nation in terms of credibility, in terms of dedication to duty, in terms of stability and in terms of resilience Her Majesty the Queen is a faultless example. Long may Australia be a Monarchy and long may our ties to the UK and the US remain, for they are our true friends.
  • Vicki Scholes
    signed 2020-07-18 12:35:12 +1000
  • Brenton O'Connor
    signed 2020-07-18 12:28:16 +1000
    Better still ask this incompetent lying fool to RESIGN .
  • Andrew Free
    signed 2020-07-18 12:24:05 +1000
    I find his actions and statements to be intentionally misleading. . These people have no shame in lying to the people of this country; imagine how bad their republic would be.
  • Jeremy Mann
    signed 2020-07-18 12:15:24 +1000
  • Roger Pike
    signed 2020-07-18 12:11:11 +1000
    Who the hell needs a third world mickey mouse republic in addition to coronavirus, bushfires, and all the other problems we have at the moment ! …… or at any other time, for that matter. We were established as a modern nation by brave pioneering foreigners; and are to this day largely inhabited by foreigners or recent descendants of foreigners. We are a member of the UN ; an organisation currently with a foreign head – yet no-one has a problem with that.

    Thistlethwaite should resign.
  • Lance Richardson
    signed 2020-07-18 12:00:50 +1000
  • Rob McFadden
    signed 2020-07-18 11:51:51 +1000
  • Brian Bowtell
    signed 2020-07-18 11:44:37 +1000
    It used to be called Treason.
  • Graham Eglington
    signed 2020-07-18 11:39:34 +1000
  • Henry Krichauff
    signed 2020-07-18 11:37:53 +1000
    Thistlethwaite has no guilty conscience of being a hypocrite, as evidenced by his highly biased criticism of our system of governance of one of the world’s most successful democracies.
  • grant sheahan
    signed 2020-07-18 11:37:18 +1000
    I find it particularly galling that our members of parliament are often first & foremost to show their disloyalty to Our Sovereign and to the Nation by their various statements and actions decrying our system of government.

    If you and your colleagues find our constitutional monarchy, with its checks and balances so untenable, then I would urge you to resign your position and if necessary, leave our sovereign, independent nation to go and live in one of so many republics around the world where the people are subject solely to the whims of their elected ruler.


    G. Sheahan
  • Rosemary Balfour
    signed 2020-07-18 11:29:00 +1000
  • Gwen Menzies
    signed 2020-07-18 11:16:05 +1000
  • David Horkan
    signed 2020-07-18 11:01:31 +1000
  • Cynthia Smith
    signed 2020-07-18 11:00:43 +1000
  • Valerie Hathaway
    signed 2020-07-18 11:00:03 +1000
  • David McInnes
    signed 2020-07-18 10:59:44 +1000
  • Joseph Dickason
    signed 2020-07-18 10:51:20 +1000
    Sack him.
  • Troy Jordan
    signed 2020-07-18 10:31:01 +1000
    God save the Queen, Advance Australia and Keep our flag forever!🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
  • Lynette Pollard
    signed 2020-07-18 10:25:10 +1000