News, Events, History, Tradition

  • The 2021 Queen's Birthday Stamp

    24 August 2021 · 5 reactions

    We are pleased to be advise that the Australia Post Queen’s birthday stamp will be released on the 21st September 2021.

    As you are aware, the stamp should have been issued in April of this year and in this regard we have made an application under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain correspondence emanating from Australia Post seeking approval from the Queen for artwork to be used for or for the design of:
    1) The 2021 Queens (95th) birthday stamp
    2) The 2022 Platinum Jubilee stamp

    Images of the Birthday Stamp are below:

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  • DISGRACEFUL HBO ANIMATED CARTOON

    05 August 2021 · 4 reactions

    US TV Series Mocks Prince George to Make Money


    We have seen a myriad of cartoons making fun of members of the royal family but mostly they can stand up for themselves and, like anyone in the public arena, have to learn to take things on the chin. However, the recent HBO MAX animated cartoon series ‘The Prince’ does not just satirise the royal family but centres on and lampoons Prince George, just eight years of age, who is portrayed as an arrogant, spoilt, snobbish and pretentious toffee-nosed schoolboy. Prince Louis also features as a spoiled brat.

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  • 69 years on the Throne

    05 February 2021 · 1 reaction



    A Glorious, and Yet a Sad Day
     
    It was a poignant day for her as the moment she became Queen was the very same moment that she lost her beloved father, George VI.  
     
    A new and youthful Queen in 1952 but today for all or for certainly most of the lives of all the people born in Australia, Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia has been their sovereign head of state. 
      

     

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  • Boston Edwards - Why I'm a Monarchist

    27 January 2021 · 2 reactions

    Growing up, I was fascinated with everything Royal. I’d watch and read about all the latest news and gossip. My love for the Queen eventually led me down the political path where initially I held mostly progressive views in line with many in my family.

    Boston Edwards

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  • Moments in the life of the Queen

    20 January 2021 · 1 reaction

    At the age of 21-year Princess Elizabeth accompanied her parents on a tour of South Africa during which she was asked to make a broadcast to the world. Instead of saying the sorts of things most 21 years old would say, she made a lifelong vow: “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.” It was only four years later that Elizabeth became Queen of one of the world’s most powerful nations.

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  • The Story of Advance Australia Fair

    08 January 2021 · 10 reactions

     

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    The change to Australia’s national anthem with “For we are young and free” amended to “For we are one and free” has met with mixed results for varying reasons with some for, some against, others not bothered and with some wanting a new anthem altogether. 
     
    However, what the change has done is to make people realise that Australia’s national anthem actually has no legal basis.  There is no act of Parliament and other than several surveys and a confusing poll in the 1970s which voted on a tune and not the words, there has been no formal plebiscite whereby the people, whose national anthem it is supposed to be, have been given an opportunity to vote both before the adoption of a sanitised song was announced in 1984 or when it was amended in 2021.

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  • Monarchies Ensure Quality of Life

    29 September 2020 · 1 reaction

    The top five countries in the world for quality of life are monarchies, according to recent 2020 statistical data taken by the U.S. News and World Report.

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  • Republican lobbyists obsessed with power, not facts

    27 July 2020 · 1 reaction

    The late former Governor-General Paul Hasluck, when reflecting on the 1975 dismissal of Gough Whitlam, said that the issue wasn’t one of power but whether the circumstances justified the decision.

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  • Republics are struggling. Yet Australia is still at risk of becoming one.

    27 July 2020

    An Australian republic – in any form – offers no match for the stability, quality of life and economic opportunity that generations of Australians have experienced and now expect.

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  • Happy Birthday Prince George

    21 July 2020

    It seems only yesterday the announcement of his birth was televised across the globe, but the British royal family’s “jolliest” and “best dressed” member, the young Prince George of Cambridge, is turning seven years old today (22nd July).

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