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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Paul & Donna Robison
    signed 2020-07-18 10:24:41 +1000
    Learn to live with and appreciate our background, how it developed, what was right and wrong and let history guide you. Stop trying to change what was and learn from what is and should be. Destroy history and our children will never know where they came from or why and thus won’t really be able to make knowleadgeable decisions about now.
  • Brendon Hyde
    signed 2020-07-18 10:23:37 +1000
  • Roger Geary
    signed 2020-07-18 10:17:08 +1000
  • gaven borthwick
    signed 2020-07-18 10:02:34 +1000
    matt thistlethwaite is most surely a hypocrite. he should resign from parliament before making any further attacks on the australian parliamentry system.
  • Iñigo Villanueva
    signed 2020-07-18 10:01:23 +1000
  • Colin Middleton
    signed 2020-07-18 09:57:37 +1000
  • John Bunyan
    signed 2020-07-18 09:53:48 +1000
  • phil reid
    signed 2020-07-18 09:47:24 +1000
  • Jacquelyn Young
    signed 2020-07-18 09:45:17 +1000
  • Graham  N. Norman
    signed 2020-07-18 09:44:25 +1000
  • Ken Grundy
    signed 2020-07-18 09:43:13 +1000
    The msm are again referring to the 1975 “Constitutional Crisis”. In fact it was the Constitution which provided the solution to the economic/financial/political crisis.

    Also, I believe signatures to a petition require a physical address, not postal. This needs to be clear in the box above.
  • Karl Pfeifer
    signed 2020-07-18 09:43:03 +1000
  • Dr P A Mcgavin
    signed 2020-07-18 09:42:26 +1000
  • Michael Weitzmann
    signed 2020-07-18 09:42:07 +1000
  • Andrew French
    signed 2020-07-18 09:41:55 +1000
  • Michael McMahon
    signed 2020-07-18 09:38:24 +1000
  • Jenny Fleming
    signed 2020-07-18 09:38:21 +1000
    Absolutely disgusted by Mr Thistlethwaite MP

    ’s comments. Suggest he reads the constitution by which he swore his oath when entering Parliament.