News, Events, History, Tradition

  • 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 · 11 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

    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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  • 2021 Commonwealth education awards extended to 31 August

    04 July 2020

    The opportunity to enter the 2021 Commonwealth education awards for good practice has now been extended to 31 August 2020.

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  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked frontline workers on Canada Day

    01 July 2020

    This Canada Day The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked frontline workers across the country for their efforts in helping to protect and support their communities.

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  • Dictatorship powers to be given to the Australian government under the new republic system

    27 June 2020

    Republic lobbyists are proposing a new system that would give the political party in office such significant influence over the powers of the head of state it would pave the way for a dictatorship to form.

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  • The Queen's Birthday Parade

    14 June 2020

    A video of The Queen's Birthday Parade at Windsor, Saturday 13 June, 2020.

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