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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  • 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.
  • Richard Toporoski
    signed 2020-07-18 09:09:11 +1000
    I am not an Australian, but I sign this petition as a fellow subject of our shared Sovereign (what a powerful symbol of international amity), Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia and Queen of Canada.
  • Shirley Hogg
    signed 2020-07-18 09:01:58 +1000
  • Brendan Steley
    signed 2020-07-18 09:01:57 +1000
  • Alan K Stevenson
    signed 2020-07-18 09:01:05 +1000
  • Paul Puttifoot
    signed 2020-07-18 08:57:17 +1000
  • Janelle Menzies
    signed 2020-07-18 08:56:00 +1000
  • Michael Woods
    signed 2020-07-18 08:52:04 +1000
  • Julie Stratford
    signed 2020-07-18 08:51:24 +1000
    don’t change anything leave the Queen alone
  • Harold Crane
    signed 2020-07-18 08:43:32 +1000
    Australia is where and what it is because of our constitution and our for fathers upheld and HONOURED their undertakings.

    Please Mr Thistlewaite honour those who got you and your family thus far.
  • Rev Alan Colyer
    signed 2020-07-18 08:39:33 +1000
  • Alan Phessey
    signed 2020-07-18 08:37:21 +1000
  • Kathie Garnham
    signed 2020-07-18 08:35:01 +1000
  • The Very Revd Abbot Joachim Ross
    signed 2020-07-18 08:34:00 +1000
  • Daniel Lahood
    signed 2020-07-18 08:29:51 +1000
  • John Burger
    signed 2020-07-18 08:27:09 +1000
  • Robin Pearce
    signed 2020-07-18 08:23:32 +1000
  • Brian Luhr OAM
    signed 2020-07-18 08:23:08 +1000
    Our Queen is not a foreigner and is the greatest servant of the people of Australia and is a safeguard to our history and democracy. As for Mr Whitlam, he was acting illegally without the consent of parliament. As PM he mismanaged our country near to bankruptcy. His party was swept aside in the democratic election that soon followed after his dismissal. No left wing Australian nor the left wing press ever reports as to why Mr Whitlam was removed from office.
  • Daniel O’Neill
    signed 2020-07-18 08:19:54 +1000
  • Scott Coleman
    signed 2020-07-18 08:19:27 +1000
  • Matthew Couch
    signed 2020-07-18 08:18:42 +1000