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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  • Robin Pearce
    signed 2020-07-18 08:23:32 +1000
  • Brian Luhr O.A.M.
    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
  • Neville Usher
    signed 2020-07-18 08:17:31 +1000
  • David George
    signed 2020-07-18 08:13:47 +1000
  • Helen Brown
    signed 2020-07-18 08:12:46 +1000
  • Gareth Gallavin
    signed 2020-07-18 08:11:41 +1000
    If you don’t believe in the oath- don’t take the job- it is not honourable!
  • Paul McPhee
    signed 2020-07-18 08:11:02 +1000
  • Nancy Piggott
    signed 2020-07-18 08:09:14 +1000
    All people desiring to enter Parliament, State or Federal, should to a basic course in the Constitution of Australia.
  • Riley Clarke
    signed 2020-07-18 08:07:05 +1000
  • Robert Stove
    signed 2020-07-18 08:06:23 +1000
  • Carole Page
    signed 2020-07-18 08:04:56 +1000
  • Alan Burton-Stark
    signed 2020-07-18 08:04:14 +1000
  • rory Hatchett
    signed 2020-07-18 08:03:41 +1000
  • Bryce Gibson
    signed 2020-07-18 08:03:33 +1000