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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  • 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.
  • Anne Lacy-Herbert
    signed 2020-07-18 10:24:07 +1000
  • Brendon Hyde
    signed 2020-07-18 10:23:37 +1000
  • Christopher Jordin
    signed 2020-07-18 10:21:53 +1000
    He and any other that thinks this way should be sacked
  • 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
  • Philippe Lambin
    signed 2020-07-18 09:49:11 +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.
  • Robert Courtney
    signed 2020-07-18 09:37:22 +1000
    Mr Thistlewaite should be reprimanded by the House for his non loyal comment.
  • Wayne Robinson
    signed 2020-07-18 09:35:15 +1000
  • Terrence Page
    signed 2020-07-18 09:31:43 +1000
    I think the comments of Mr Thistlethwsite are not only disgusting but outrageous and inaccurate. It’s clear the Queen did not influence the Governor General’s decision to sack Mr Gough Whitlam but even if she had we are her subjects and she is not a foreign power
  • Christopher Moon
    signed 2020-07-18 09:26:58 +1000
  • Sheilia Hughes
    signed 2020-07-18 09:23:52 +1000
  • Dennis Lovett
    signed 2020-07-18 09:21:25 +1000
  • Louis Cook
    signed 2020-07-18 09:16:52 +1000
    It is sad to see an elected member of the Parliament publicly displaying his ignorance of the Australian Constitution and the Australian ‘system of government’.
  • Diane Abood
    signed 2020-07-18 09:13:03 +1000
  • Peter Summons
    signed 2020-07-18 09:12:10 +1000
    It is historically and culturally absurd to refer to the Queen as a “Foreign Power”!
  • Randy Wilson
    signed 2020-07-18 09:10:19 +1000
    Retract your slur Mr. Thistlethwaite.