Philip Benwell

He had earlier coordinated the Queen Elizabeth Gate Appeal in Australia raising the largest amount of any Commonwealth country other than the UK. The Appeal had been established by Prince Michael of Kent to build the Queen Elizabeth Gates in Hyde Park, London as a tribute to the Queen Mother.

Benwell has written a number of books and papers including:

“In Defence of Australia's Constitutional Monarchy.”
ISBN: 07734-66967 (2003)

“A very public affair – The Australian Constitution and Crown.”
ISBN: 978-0-646-51652-3 (2013/4)

"Australia - Our Country, Our Constitution, Our Governance."
ISBN: 978-0-646-96330-3 (2016).

Prior to his involvement in the Australian Monarchist League, Benwell had been engaged in various community and sporting activities. He was awarded the MBE in 1976 for his work within the community.

His advice on the Australian and British Constitutions has been often sought in Britain and elsewhere. The late Lord Molyneaux of Killead commented that Benwell “is renowned not only in Australia but throughout the Commonwealth for his dedication to sound governance. His first-hand experience of structures in most nations of the world, where his judgment is widely respected, has led to his advice being widely sought in democracies great and small.”

He has written ‘The Wattle Crown’ as a tribute to Her Most Gracious Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, Queen of Australia, whom he has served in a voluntary capacity for half of his life.

  • published Gala Reception in Sydney in PLATINUM JUBILEE EVENTS 2022-05-01 20:26:20 +1000

    Gala Reception in Sydney

    A Gala Reception in June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at a private residential heritage manor in Sydney. (Other details will be advised in due course).

    LINK: https://www.monarchist.org.au/gala_reception_sydney_june_2022 

    When
    June 11, 2022 at 3:00pm
    12 rsvps
  • published Gala Reception Sydney June 2022 in Events 2022-05-01 20:22:10 +1000

    Gala Reception Sydney June 2022

     

    The Australian Monarchist League

    is pleased to announce

    A Gala Reception

    To celebrate
    The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

    at
    "Iona"
    2 Darley Street
    Darlinghurst, Sydney

    on
    Saturday the 11th of June 2022
    commencing at 4:30 pm


    Tickets: $85 per person
    Book: below

     

     

     

     

    DIRECTIONS:

    Taxi or Uber to 2 Darley Street, Darlinghurst.
    Bus to Taylor Square and then walk to the end of Darley Street. An 8 or 9 minute walk.

    When
    June 11, 2022 at 4:30pm
    Where
    Gala Reception
    $85.00 AUD · 18 rsvps
  • 2022 COALITION CANDIDATES

     

     

    COALITION CANDIDATES 2022 FEDERAL ELECTION


    QUESTION“If a referendum on a republic bill is introduced into the parliament, will you vote for it and support change to a republic or against it thereby supporting the retention of our system of constitutional monarchy?

    LIST OF LIBERAL CANDIDATES
    according to the Liberal Party website

     

    ELECTORATE

    STATE/TERRITORY

    SURNAME

    EMAIL

    ADELAIDE

    SA

    GRANTHAM - Ms

    [email protected]

    ASTON

    VIC

    TUDGE

    [email protected]

    BANKS

    NSW

    COLEMAN

    [email protected]

    BARKER

    SA

    PASIN

    [email protected]

    BASS

    TAS

    ARCHER - Ms

    [email protected]

    BEAN

    ACT

    HIATT - Ms

    [email protected]

    BENNELONG

    NSW

    KENNEDY

    https://www.facebook.com/SimonKennedy4Bennelong

    BEROWARA

    NSW

    LEESER

    [email protected]      

    BONNER

    QLD

    VASTA

    [email protected]

    BOOTHBY

    SA

    SWIFT

    [email protected]

    BOWMAN

    QLD

    PIKE

    [email protected]

    BRADDON

    TAS

    PEARCE

    [email protected]

    BRADFIELD

    NSW

    FLETCHER

    [email protected]

    BRAND

    WA

    HUDSON

    [email protected]

    BRISBANE

    QLD

    EVANS

    [email protected]

    BRUCE

    VIC

    MOODY

    [email protected]

    BURT

    WA

    GOODE

    [email protected]

    CALARE

    NSW

    GEE

    [email protected]

    CALWELL

    VIC

    STAKER-GUNN

    https://www.facebook.com/TimStakerGunnCalwell/

    CANBERRA

    ACT

    MINSON

    [email protected]

    CANNING

    WA

    HASTIE

    [email protected]

    CAPRICORNIA

    QLD

    LANDRY - Ms

    [email protected]

    CASEY

    VIC

    VIOLI

    [email protected]

    CHISHOLM

    VIC

    LIU

    [email protected]

    COOK

    NSW

    Prime Minister

    [email protected]

    COOPER

    VIC

    ATKINSON

    https://www.facebook.com/JadonAtkinsonCooper

    CORANGAMITE

    VIC

    ASHER - Ms

    [email protected]

    CORIO

    VIC

    PATEL

    [email protected]

    CURTIN

    WA

    HAMMOND - Ms

    [email protected]

    DEAKIN

    VIC

    SUKKAR

    [email protected]

    DICKSON

    QLD

    DUTTON

    [email protected]

    DOBELL

    NSW

    FENELEY

    [email protected]

    DUNKLEY

    VIC

    COOMBES - Ms

    [email protected]

    DURACK

    WA

    PRICE - Ms

    [email protected]

    EDEN-MONARO

    NSW

    NOCKLES

    https://www.facebook.com/JerryNockles4EdenMonaro 

    FADDEN

    QLD

    ROBERT

    [email protected]

    FAIRFAX

    QLD

    O’BRIEN (Ted)

    [email protected]

    FARRER

    NSW

    LEY - Ms

    [email protected]

    FENNER

    ACT

    KUSTER

    [email protected]

    FISHER

    QLD

    WALLACE

    [email protected]

    FLINDERS

    VIC

    MCKENZIE

    [email protected]

    FLYNN

    QLD

    BOYCE

    [email protected]

    FORDE

    QLD

    VAN MANEN

    [email protected]

    FORREST

    WA

    MARINO - Ms

    [email protected]

    FOWLER

    NSW

    NGUYEN - Ms

    https://www.facebook.com/CourtneyNguyen4Fowler/

    FRANKLIN

    TAS

    JOHNSON - Ms

    [email protected]

    FREMANTLE

    WA

    KOUL

    [email protected]

    GILMORE

    NSW

    CONSTANCE

    [email protected]

    GOLDSTEIN

    VIC

    WILSON

    [email protected]

    GRANDLYER

    NSW

    ZHANG

    https://www.facebook.com/WenjieZhang4Grayndler

    GREENWAY

    NSW

    PATHI

    https://www.facebook.com/PradeepPathi4Greenway

    GREY

    SA

    RAMSEY

    [email protected]

    GRIFFITH

    QLD

    ROBERTS

    [email protected]

    GROOM

    QLD

    HAMILTON

    [email protected]

    HASLUCK

    WA

    WYATT

    [email protected]

    HERBERT

    QLD

    THOMPSON

    [email protected]

    HIGGINS

    VIC

    ALLEN - Ms

    [email protected]

    HINKLER

    QLD

    PITT

    [email protected]

    HUGHES

    NSW

    WARE - Ms

    https://www.facebook.com/JennyWare4Hughes

    HUME

    NSW

    TAYLOR

    [email protected]

    INDI

    VIC

    LYMAN

    [email protected]

    ISAACS

    VIC

    BEATON

    [email protected]

    KOOYONG

    VIC

    FRYDENBERG

    [email protected]

    LA TROBE

    VIC

    WOOD

    [email protected]

    LALOR

    VIC

    GADDIPATI

    [email protected]

    LEICHARDT

    QLD

    ENTSCH

    [email protected]

    LINDSAY

    NSW

    MCINTOSH - Ms

    [email protected]  

    LONGMAN

    QLD

    YOUNG

    [email protected]

    LYNE

    NSW

    GILLESPIE

    [email protected]

    LYONS

    TAS

    BOWER - Ms

    [email protected]

    MACKELLAR

    NSW

    FALINSKI

    [email protected]

    MACQUARIE

    NSW

    RICHARDS - Ms

    [email protected] 

    MAKIN

    SA

    HOWARD-JONES

    [email protected]

    MARANOA

    QLD

    LITTLEPROUD

    [email protected]

    MAYO

    SA

    BLUCK - Ms

    [email protected]

    MCEWEN

    VIC

    WELCH

    [email protected]

    MCMAHON

    NSW

    SINGHA

    https://www.facebook.com/VivekSingha4McMahon/

    MCPHERSON

    QLD

    ANDREWS - Ms

    [email protected]

    MENZIES

    VIC

    WOLAHAN

    [email protected]

    MENZIES

    VIC

    WOLAHAN

    [email protected]

    MITCHELL

    NSW

    HAWKE

    [email protected]

    MONASH

    VIC

    BROADBENT

    [email protected]

    MONCRIEFF

    QLD

    BELL - Ms

    [email protected]

    MOORE

    WA

    GOODENOUGH

    [email protected]

    MORETON

    QLD

    HWANG

    [email protected]

    NEW ENGLAND

    NSW

    Dep. PM

    [email protected]

    NEWCASTLE

    NSW

    WARK - Ms

    No details given

    NICHOLLS

    VIC

    BROOKS

    [email protected]

    NORTH SYDNEY

    NSW

    ZIMMERMAN

    [email protected]

    O’CONNOR

    WA

    WILSON

    [email protected]

    PARRAMATTA

    NSW

    KOVACIC - Ms

    https://www.facebook.com/MariaKovacic4Parramatta

    PATERSON

    NSW

    VITNELL - Ms

    [email protected]

    PEARCE

    WA

    AITKEN - Ms

    [email protected]

    PERTH

    WA

    DWYER

    [email protected]

    PETRIE

    QLD

    HOWARTH

    [email protected]

    REID

    NSW

    MARTIN - Ms

    [email protected]      

    ROBERTSON

    NSW

    WICKS - Ms

    [email protected]

    RYAN

    QLD

    SIMMONDS

    [email protected]

    SHORTLAND

    NSW

    MCGILL - Ms

    [email protected]  

    SOLOMON

    NT

    MACFARLANE - Ms

    [email protected]

    STIRLING

    WA

    CONNELLY

    [email protected]

    STURT

    SA

    STEVENS

    [email protected]

    SWAN

    WA

    IRONS

    [email protected]

    SWAN

    WA

    MCSWEENEY

    [email protected]

    TANGNEY

    WA

    MORTON

    [email protected]

    WANNON

    VIC

    TEHAN

    [email protected]

    WARRINGAH

    NSW

    DEVES - Ms

    https://www.facebook.com/KatherineDeves4Warringah

    WENTWORTH

    NSW

    SHARMA

    [email protected]

    WERRIWA

    NSW

    KAYAL

    [email protected]

    WHITLAM

    NSW

    CAINS

    [email protected]

    WIDE BAY

    QLD

    O’BRIEN (Llew)

    [email protected]

    WILLS

    VIC

    WRIGHT

    https://www.facebook.com/ThomasWrightWills

    WRIGHT

    QLD

    BUCHHOLZ

    [email protected]

     

    OTHER DETAILS WILL BE ADDED WHEN AVAILABLE

  • published Liberty Newsletter - March 2022 in Newsletters 2022-04-02 10:58:13 +1100
  • published The 2022 Federal Election in Petitions & Surveys 2022-02-17 22:47:35 +1100

    The 2022 Federal Election - Coalition or Labor/Republican?

     

    AML Surveys

    From time to time we ask questions on various issues which help us to know what our supporters and potentially the wider community are thinking. With the possibility of an Albanese republican government, with a Minister for a Republic, in place in a few months’ time it is important for us to get some idea of this thinking to enable us to prepare.

    The following survey is to ascertain whether our members would prefer the Liberal/National Party to remain in power or whether they favour a Labor government even though it is committed to a republican agenda. The way our voting system is set up, it can only be one or the other at this stage.

    In no way do we wish to breach confidentiality and participation in the survey is totally optional. All answers will be kept confidential.

    Make sure the box “Don't publish my responses on the website” if It appears, is ticked.

  • Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

    Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program

    Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

    The Platinum Jubilee celebrates Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of dedicated service to Australia and the Commonwealth.

    Australia will hold a range of national and community events in 2022 to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

    Eligible groups and organisations across Australia are invited to hold commemorative events and tree planting activities to mark the Platinum Jubilee (70 years of service) of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in 2022.

    These events will serve to honour the legacy of The Queen and her 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth. Planting regionally‑appropriate species that enhance the tree canopy will also leave a legacy of its own—in the form of trees flourishing across the nation for Australians to enjoy into the future.

    Investing in the significant occasion of Her Majesty’s Jubilee through community tree planting events across Australia

    Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program will provide up to $15.1 million of grant funding in 2022 to eligible groups and organisations for community-based tree planting events.

    The program complements other initiatives taking place across the Commonwealth to mark The Queen’s Jubilee, such as a tree‑planting initiative in the United Kingdom which is inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

    Under the program, each federal electorate can receive up to $100,000 in grant funding for up to 10 projects nominated by the local federal member of parliament (MP), in consultation with their local community. Grants range from $2,500 to $20,000 per project. Projects are to align with the objective, expected outcomes and eligibility requirements of the program. Additional cash and/or in-kind contributions towards the project costs are encouraged but not required.

    Eligible activities are defined in the program’s grant guidelines which are the basis for assessing eligibility. As a guide, projects that may be suitable should include:

    • formal commemorative event/s in 2022 to mark the Jubilee commemorations
    • activities to plant regionally‑appropriate tree species with a potential height of at least 2 metres when mature
    • installation of commemorative signage or plaques.

    Please refer to the program’s guidelines for full details of eligible activities.

    Federal MPs who choose to participate in the program play a key role, being responsible for identifying and nominating suitable projects and the organisations that are to deliver them. The program encourages MPs to consult with their community as part of identifying and nominating potential projects for their respective electorates. Only nominated organisations will be invited to apply for a grant. An invitation to apply does not guarantee a project will be funded.

    Who is eligible for funding?

    To be eligible to apply, an organisation must:

    • be invited to apply by their local MP,
    • have an Australian Business Number (ABN), and
    • be an entity type listed in the program guidelines.

    A broad range of organisations will be eligible to put forward projects to their local MP.

    These include not-for-profit organisations (such as Indigenous organisations), Landcare groups, government and non‑government schools, parents and citizen associations, and other community groups.

    Local governing bodies, as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 and several other identified bodies are also eligible.

    State or territory government agencies or bodies are not eligible, unless specifically listed in the program guidelines, such as registered schools with their own ABN or certain entities acting as project sponsors. Commonwealth Government agencies and bodies, individuals, and partnerships are not eligible.

    For full details of eligibility, please refer to the program’s guidelines.

    How to apply

    The program is being delivered by the Industry Business Grants Hub on behalf of the department. Those interested in applying for a grant should consult their website for the latest information.

    The program will begin in the 2021-22 financial year. The period for submitting a formal application to the program is expected to open on 11 March 2022. Invited applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they are able.

    Detailed information on the program, such as the program guidelines, the closing date and time for submissions, and supporting documentation, including a sample application form and frequently asked questions, can be found on the Industry Business Grants Hub website.

    To apply to the program, your project will first need to be nominated by your local federal MP for potential funding. You can identify your federal electorate on the Australian Electoral Commission website and details of your local MP at the Australian Parliament House website.

    Those interested in seeking funding are encouraged to contact their local MP ahead of the program application period so their project proposal(s) can be considered.

    Please note submission of project proposals to your local MP is for the purpose of your local MP determining whether to nominate your project for potential funding. It is NOT a formal application to the program.

    Before accepting nomination by a federal MP or submitting a formal application for a grant, eligible organisations should familiarise themselves with the program’s supporting documentation to ensure they are fully aware of the program requirements, including the reporting requirements.

    For organisations of projects nominated by their local MP, and who have been invited to apply by the Industry Business Grants Hub, an online portal will be made available for submission of formal application(s) for a grant(s). Invited applicants can submit their formal applications from the commencement of the application period up to the application closing date and time. Details of the current closing date and time are available on the Industry Business Grants Hub website. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application(s) as soon as they are able. This will help facilitate projects commencing as early as possible in 2022.

    Further information

    For enquiries, please contact the Industry Business Grants Hub by:

    • calling 13 28 46, or
    • visiting Contact us to web chat or complete an online enquiry form.

    For further information, visit Industry Business Grants Hub website.

     

    Last updated: 07 February 2022

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  • published Aspen Island in PLATINUM JUBILEE EVENTS 2022-02-08 17:28:30 +1100

    Aspen Island

     

     

    In June 2022, Aspen Island in Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin will be renamed "The Queen Elizabeth II Island."

    The island is home to the National Carillon which was officially opened by Her Majesty in 1970 and will also be the site of the new Queen Elizabeth Water Gardens.

    When
    June 12, 2022 at 6:00pm
  • published PLATINUM JUBILEE EVENTS in News 2022-02-05 22:16:13 +1100

    PLATINUM JUBILEE EVENTS

     

     

    The Queens Platinum Jubilee
    Calendar of Events

    This calendar has been established to show events taking place throughout Australia commemorating her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

    We encourage members and supporters who are involved in associations planning events to approach the secretary or organiser of the relevant body to inform us of details if they wish the event to be listed on our website. We require:

    Date:
    Time:
    Venue:
    Details:

    Information can be sent to: [email protected]

    Please note that we are unable to simply post information without a formal request from the organising body.

  • Pointers Against Republic Model

    THE ARM REPUBLIC MODEL 2022

    • Only the politicians will be allowed to select nominees for election. This means that control will be in the hands of the Labor Party and the Coalition as they control the State & Federal parliaments. 

    • An elected president could easily be dismissed by a joint sitting of Parliament with a 50% +1 vote meaning that a president would think twice about opposing the aspirations of the government.

    • The president will be mainly restricted to ceremonial duties with limited authority. This means that there will be more power in the hands of politicians.

    • Electing a president means giving him or her a greater mandate than that of the government. The president will have been elected as president by the people whereas the Prime Minister would not have been elected as Prime Minister. This could lead to a political crisis if the views and objectives of a president clash with those of the government.

     

     

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  • Text of 2022 Republic Model

    THE AUSTRALIAN CHOICE MODEL

     Although the term ‘head of state’ is used throughout this document and amendments, the ARM will continue consultation regarding the title of the role.

    The Australian Choice Model proposes that:

    1. each State and Territory Parliament nominates one candidate; and
    2. the Federal Parliament nominates up to three candidates.

    Each of the parliaments would be empowered to develop their own nomination methods to determine their nominee(s). However they choose to do this, it will be in their interests to nominate candidates that are likely to have broad public appeal.

    This will ensure a diverse cross-section of nominees are put forward from across the country, each of whom has a reasonable prospect of achieving both local and national support.

    Australians will be eligible to be nominated by their State/Territory parliament or the Federal Parliament if they are:

    1. an Australian citizen;
    2. they are eligible to be elected to the House of Representatives;
    3. they are not a current sitting member of any Australian parliament; and have not previously served more than one term as Head of State.

    The short-list of up to eleven nominees would then be put to a national election, with all Australian voters able to vote for their preferred candidate.

    The Australian Republic Movement believes the same method of election currently used for the House of Representatives (full preferential, single-transferable vote) should be used for the election of the Head of State.

    The Head of State would be elected for a five-year term. A two-term limit would be imposed.

    We expect all Australian parliaments would avail themselves of the opportunity to nominate their preferred candidate(s) - it would be unusual for a state or territory to decline the opportunity to nominate one of their residents. However, if for whatever reason only one nomination is put forward by Australia’s parliaments, the ARM believes the decision as to whether or not the person serves as Australia’s Head of State should remain in the hands of voters. In this instance, voters would have the opportunity to confirm or reject the election of that candidate.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    Chapter IX—Election and removal of Head of State

    129 Eligibility to be Head of State

    A person is eligible to be Head of State if the person is:

    (a) an Australian citizen and qualified to be elected to the House of

    Representatives in accordance with section 34 of this Constitution;

    1. b) not disqualified from sitting as a member of the House of Representatives in accordance with section 44 of this Constitution;

    (c) not a member of the House of Representatives or the Senate or a candidate standing for election to the House of Representatives or the Senate, if writs for elections to the House of Representatives or Senate have been issued;

    (d) not a member of any State or Territory parliament, or a candidate standing for election to any State or Territory parliament, if writs for elections to any State or Territory parliament have been issued; and

    (e) not a person previously elected as Head of State for more than one term.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    130 Nomination for election as Head of State

    The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia may nominate up to three eligible persons to stand as candidates to be elected as the Head of State.

    The Parliament of each State or Territory which is represented in the Senate or the House of Representatives in the Parliament of the Commonwealth, may nominate one eligible person to stand as a candidate to be Head of State.

    The Parliament of the Commonwealth and the Parliaments of each nominating State or Territory may, subject to this Constitution, adopt such procedures as they see fit to select eligible persons nominated to stand as candidates to be Head of State, provided that the nominations are made at least 60 days prior to the next date for election for Head of State.

    For the purposes of this section, a State or Territory is represented in the House of Representatives, if there is at least one electoral division in the House of Representatives, the boundaries of which are wholly and exclusively within that State or Territory.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    131 Elections for Head of State

    A Head of State shall be elected by the people of the Commonwealth from among the people nominated for election pursuant to section 130.

    In the event that only one person is nominated for election for Head of State, an election to confirm or reject the appointment of the nominee shall nevertheless be held.

    The Parliament of the Commonwealth may make laws consistent with this Constitution about the method of election of the Head of State.

    The first election for Head of State shall occur in the month that is the fourth month after the commencement of this Chapter of the Constitution.

    The election for Head of State shall thereafter occur every five years in the month in which the fifth anniversary of the previous election for Head of State falls.

    Subject to section 132, a person elected Head of State holds office for a term of five years.

    Before assuming office, the Head of State shall take an oath or affirmation of allegiance in the form set forth in the schedule to this Constitution.

    The Australian Choice Model confirms that on most matters the Head of State will act on the advice of the government of the day. The limited exceptions to this would be:

    When appointing the Prime Minister. They must determine who they believe is most likely to form a Government who commands the confidence (has majority support) of the House of Representatives;

    Terminating the appointment of a Prime Minister.

    If a Prime Minister no longer commands the confidence of the House of Representatives, they are expected to resign. If they do not, the Head of State can terminate their appointment and appoint a person who has majority support. Importantly, the Australian Choice Model enshrines the current practice, and prohibits a Head of State from terminating the appointment of a Prime Minister who retains the confidence of the House;

    When summoning Parliament to determine who has the confidence of the House of Representatives. There may be times when it is not clear who should be appointed as Prime Minister. In these instances the Head of State can test the support of the prospective or incumbent Prime Minister by recalling Parliament for that purpose; and

    Calling an election where the confidence of the House remains indeterminate for more than seven days. This allows time for the Parliament to come to an agreement about who should be Prime Minister, or otherwise provides the Head of State with the option of bringing forward an election to resolve the impasse.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    5 Sessions of Parliament.  Prorogation and dissolution

    The Head of State in Council may prorogue Parliament and appoint times for holding the sessions of the Parliament.

    (i) Summoning Parliament

    After any general election the Parliament shall be summoned to meet not later than thirty days after the day appointed for the return of the writs.

    (ii) Dissolution of the House of Representatives

    The Head of State shall, by Proclamation, dissolve the House of Representatives where a Prime Minister who holds the confidence of the House of Representatives so requests.

    The Head of State may, by Proclamation, dissolve the House of Representatives

    (a) where the confidence of the House of Representatives is indeterminate for a period of no less than seven consecutive days; or

    (b) In accordance with the procedure for a simultaneous dissolution of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, as provided for in section 57; and not otherwise.

    (iii) The Head of State may summon the House of Representatives for the purpose of determining the confidence of the House of Representatives. The Head of State does not act in Council or on ministerial advice when summoning the House of Representatives to determine confidence or when making a Proclamation under section 5(ii)(a) dissolving the House of Representatives.

    32 Writs for general election

    The Head of State may cause writs to be issued for general elections of the House of Representatives when the Parliament has expired.

    If the Head of State has issued a proclamation to dissolve the House of Representatives, pursuant to section 5, the Head of State must cause writs to be issued for general elections of members of the House of Representatives.

    The writs shall be issued within ten days from the expiry of a House of Representatives or from the proclamation of a dissolution thereof.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    57 Disagreement between the Houses

    If the House of Representatives passes any proposed law, and the Senate rejects or fails to pass it, or passes it with amendments to which the House of Representatives will not agree, and if after an interval of three months the House of Representatives,  in the same or the next session, again passes the proposed law with or without any amendments which have been made, suggested, or agreed to by the Senate, and the Senate rejects or fails to pass it, or passes it with amendments to which the House of Representatives  will

    not agree, the Head of State may, on the advice of the Prime Minister, dissolve the Senate and the House of Representatives simultaneously. But such dissolution shall not take place within six months before the date of the expiry of the House of Representatives by effluxion of time.

    If after such dissolution the House of Representatives again passes the proposed law, with or without any amendments which have been made, suggested, or agreed to by the Senate, and the Senate rejects or fails to pass it, or passes it with amendments to which the House of Representatives will not agree, the Head of State may convene a joint sitting of the members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives.

    The members present at the joint sitting may deliberate and shall vote together upon the proposed law as last proposed by the House of Representatives,  and upon amendments, if any, which have been made therein by one House and not agreed to by the other, and any such amendments which are affirmed by an absolute majority of the total number of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives shall be taken to have been carried, and if the proposed law, with the amendments, if any, so carried is affirmed by an absolute majority of the total number of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives,  it shall be taken to have been duly passed by both Houses of the Parliament, and shall be presented to the Head of State for assent.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    63 Provisions referring to the Head of State

    Unless otherwise expressly provided, the provisions of this Constitution referring to the Head of State shall be construed as referring to the Head of State acting upon ministerial advice or with the advice of the Federal Executive Council.

    As it stands, the Australian Constitution includes no mention of the role of Prime Minister. In order to define the powers of the Head of State and remove the current ambiguity that exists, the Australian Choice Model incorporates the established concept of a Prime Minister into the Constitution and defines the role of the Head of State in appointing and removing them.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    70A Office of Prime Minister

    (i) The Head of State shall appoint a person to be known as the Prime Minister to be the Head of the Government of the Commonwealth.

    (ii) Following a general election, or when there is otherwise a vacancy in the office of Prime Minister, the Head of State shall appoint as Prime Minister the person whom the Head of State believes most likely to be able to form a Government which will command the confidence of the House of Representatives.

    (iii) The Prime Minister shall not hold office for a longer period than three months unless the Prime Minister is or becomes a member of the House of Representatives.

    (iv) The Prime Minister shall hold office, subject to this Constitution, until the Prime Minister dies, resigns, or the Head of State terminates the Prime Minister’s appointment. The Head of State does not act in Council or on ministerial advice when terminating a Prime Minister’s appointment.

    (v) The Head of State shall not terminate the appointment of a Prime Minister who holds the confidence of the House of Representatives.

    Traditionally, the Governor-General, acting as the King or Queen’s representative is also required to approve (‘give assent’) to all laws passed by Parliament.  They arguably also have the power to refuse to do this, and to return laws to the parliament with their own proposed amendments at their discretion.

    The Australian Choice Model entrenches the long-established expectation that the Head of State should have no role in setting or rejecting policy or interfering in matters of political policy. Proposed laws passed by Parliament will be automatically given assent after seven days, unless the Head of State is advised to assent to the laws sooner. Proposed laws may be returned to the Parliament with proposed amendments on the advice of the Federal Executive Council only. The current power afforded to the British Queen or King to disallow laws within one year of assent or reserve a law for assent after two years will be abolished. A Head of State will have no discretion to overrule the Parliament on proposed laws.

    The same clarification is provided in relation to amendments approved by Australians at a referendum:  the current Australian Constitution provides some discretion to the Governor-General to refuse to approve a proposed constitutional change that has been approved by voters at a referendum.  The Australian Choice Model ensures the Head of State must give assent to changes endorsed by the Australian people at a referendum.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    58 Assent to Bills

    A proposed law passed by both Houses of the Parliament shall be taken to have received assent on the expiration of the seventh day following its passage unless the Head of State grants assent earlier.

    59 Recommendations by Head of State

    The Head of State in Council may return to the House in which it originated any proposed law so presented for assent and may transmit therewith any amendments which the Head of State in Council may recommend, and the Houses may deal with the recommendation.

    128 Mode of altering the Constitution 

    And if in a majority of the States a majority of the electors voting approve the proposed law, and if a majority of all the electors voting also approve the proposed law, it shall be presented to the Head of State who shall assent to it.

    The ARM strongly believes that everyone who holds public office must be able to be

    held to account, which is something that is currently impossible to do for our Head of State without first changing the Constitution. The Australian Choice Model would allow the Head of State to be removed from office for proven misbehaviour or incapacity by a motion passed by both Houses of Parliament.  This is the same process for the removal of a justice of the High Court.

    If a Head of State is incapacitated, removed from office, resigns or otherwise unable to fulfill their duties, the most senior available Governor of a State will act as Head of State until the Head of State can return to office or an election can be held to fill the Head of State vacancy.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    4 Provisions relating to Head of State

    The provisions of this Constitution relating to the Head of State and all other powers vested in the Head of State extend and apply to the Head of State for the time being. In the event of the absence out of Australia, incapacity, or unavailability of the Head of State, the administration of the Commonwealth shall pass to the senior available Governor of a State for the period of the Head of State’s absence, incapacity or unavailability, until the Parliament otherwise provides. No such person shall be entitled to receive any salary from the Commonwealth in respect of any other office during that person’s administration of the Government of the Commonwealth.

    132 Ceasing to be Head of State

    A person ceases to be Head of State if:

    (a) the Head of State resigns in writing to the Prime Minister or if there is no

    Prime Minister, to the President of the Senate; or

    (b) a motion is passed by both Houses of the Parliament in the same session for removal of the Head of State on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity; or

    (c) the Head of State ceases to be eligible to be Head of State in accordance with section 129.

    If a person ceases to be Head of State, and there are more than four months of that person’s term as Head of State remaining, then an election for Head of State shall occur in the month that is the fourth month after the date upon which that person ceased to be Head of State. Subject to this section, the person thereby elected Head of State holds office for a term of five years.

    133 Remuneration of the Head of State

    The Head of State shall receive such remuneration as the Parliament may fix; but the remuneration shall not be diminished during the Head of State’s continuance in office.

    Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

    Schedule 1

    OATH

    I, A.B., do swear that I will be loyal to the Commonwealth of Australia and the Australian people whose Constitution and laws I shall uphold. SO HELP ME GOD!

    AFFIRMATION

    I, A.B., do affirm that I will be loyal to the Commonwealth of Australia and the Australian people whose Constitution and laws I shall uphold.

    We believe this should also apply to Members of Parliament, who currently swear allegiance to the Queen rather than to Australians.

    Continuing Consensus Building

    We acknowledge that it may be appropriate to include a preamble at the beginning of the body of the Constitution, but recognise that any such preamble requires substantive consultation, especially with First Nations people about its form. We have not set out to pre-empt the outcome of this consultation and look forward to furthering that discussion.

    We have also considered the position of the Australian states, each of which have a Governor representing the British King or Queen. State-level reforms are not a pre-condition of change occurring at a national level. The Australian Choice Model maintains the rights of states to consider these state-level reforms independently and does not seek to impose change on state constitutional arrangements.

    END

     

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  • published The 2022 Republic Campaign in News 2022-01-13 10:16:26 +1100

    The 2022 Republic Campaign

    This section has been created following the release on 12 January 2022 of the model proposed by the Australian Republic Movement to be put to the people at a future referendum.

    The Australian Monarchist League immediately responded with our views and you can read our comments from the links below.

    Also included, is the text of the details released by Peter FitzSimons on 12/1/22 as well as other material relevant to our campaign to retain the Crown within the Australian Constitution.

  • published Loyal Greetings to The Queen in Petitions & Surveys 2022-01-06 11:18:35 +1100

    Loyal Greetings to The Queen on the Occasion of Her Platinum Jubilee

    The Queens Platinum Jubilee

    We invite all those who wish to honour Queen Elizabeth II on reaching 70 years on the throne to sign the below tribute and also include a personal greeting.

    Please note that your comments should be no longer than one sentence and should not contain any commas. Due to space requirements, we will not be able to include anything longer than 30 words.

     

    TO: H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

    Your Majesty

    May it please Your Most Gracious Majesty to receive the Loyal Greetings of the members and supporters of the Australian Monarchist League, and particularly of those named hereunder, on the occasion of Your Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

    We send to Your Majesty our heartfelt wishes and pray that this year will bring happiness, good health and many blessings as the entire Commonwealth pays tribute to you for your constant service and duty to us all.

     

     

  • published PM Announces Platinum Jubilee in Media Releases 2022-01-01 12:41:27 +1100

    PM Announces Platinum Jubilee

     
     

    In my email of the 22nd of December 2021, I mentioned that the Special Minister of State confirmed to me that the government will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee in a manner that he is sure we will all agree with and that it will be a worthy tribute to the Queen.May I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy New Year. Let us all hope that we will see the end of the pandemic during this year and furthermore, that this New Year will bring many blessings to you and your family.

    It is now my pleasure to bring to you a formal announcement made by the Prime Minister and released a few minutes ago outlining just a few of the plans to be held by the government to honour the Queen in this, the year in which she will, in a few weeks’ time, reach 70 years as our sovereign head of state.

    Her Majesty is already the longest reigning Queen and the fourth longest reigning monarch in known world history and in a few years’ time she will surpass Louis XIV who reigned for 72 years, 110 days from 1643 to 1715.

    We wish our very best to Her Majesty and I will shortly be in touch offering an opportunity for our members to send their greetings to this gracious lady who has been a part of our lives for so long.

    Yours sincerely

    Philip Benwell
    National Chair

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  • published Letter to Members December 2021 in Newsletters 2021-12-14 08:18:23 +1100

    Letter to Members December 2021

     

    rare, signed portrait photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, signed and dated 1957 - to be auctioned (see below)

    We had intended to go back to our abbreviated format with headings directing readers to particular sections on our website but time has beaten us. Next year we will be printing our magazine-style newsletter and will return to our normal online and more professional format.

    In the meanwhile, we trust that this letter will be well received. 
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  • Contact Details of the Prime Minister

    Contact details of the prime minister and staff

     
    Hon Scott Morrison MP
     https://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm 
    (this is a form to complete but if there are difficulties connecting from this page, please cut & paste into your own browser)
     
    Electorate Office
     
    Suite 102, Level 1
    30 The Kingsway
    Cronulla, NSW, 2230
    (02) 9523 0339
     
    Canberra Office
     
    PO Box 6022
    House of Representatives
    Parliament House
    Canberra ACT 2600
    (02) 6277 7700

    Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister
    Mr John Kunkel
    [email protected]

    Principal Private Secretary
    Mr Yaron Finkelstein
    [email protected]

    Suggested email/letter to the Prime Minister
    cc: Mr John Kunkel & Mr Yaron Finkelstein
     
    The Australian Monarchist League wrote to you on the 26th of October 2021 in regard to the upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrating Her Majesty’s 70 years on the Throne.  To date, I understand that there has been no reply or acknowledgement.
     
    The letter which was accompanied by over 1000 signatures formally requested that the Australian government does everything it reasonably can to honour the Queen on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee.  
     
    For more than half of Australia’s existence as an independent and sovereign nation, Queen Elizabeth has been the sovereign head of state of Australia and is the person to whom you and the entire federal parliament have sworn or affirmed to owe faithful and true allegiance. 
    We would therefore appreciate your taking our request seriously particularly since this may be the last time in Her Majesty's life that Australians are able to pay tribute to the Queen for her unwavering service to our country.

    Yours sincerely
     
    ………

     

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  • Contact Details of MPs & Senators

    Suggested email/letter to MPs & Senators

    The Australian Monarchist League wrote to the prime minister on the 26th of October 2021 in regard to the upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrating Her Majesty’s 70 years on the Throne.  To date, there has been no reply or acknowledgement.

    The letter which was accompanied by over 1000 signatures formally requested that the Australian government does everything it reasonably can to honour the Queen on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee.

    For more than half of Australia’s existence as an independent and sovereign nation, Queen Elizabeth has been the sovereign head of state of Australia and is the person to whom you and the entire federal parliament have sworn or affirmed to owe faithful and true allegiance.

    We would therefore appreciate your contacting the prime minister in support of our request particularly since this may be the last time in Her Majesty the Queen's life when Australia as a nation has the opportunity to pay tribute for Her unwavering service of 70 years as Queen.

    Yours sincerely
    [your name here]

    Contact Information

    Email contact details are provided below. Click here to view all contact information, including postal addresses and phone numbers.

    Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: TAS
    Party: LP

    Hon Anthony Albanese MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Grayndler, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Mr John Alexander OAM MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Bennelong, NSW
    Party: LP

    Dr Katie Allen MP
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    Electorate: Higgins, VIC
    Party: LP

    Dr Anne Aly MP
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    Electorate: Cowan, WA
    Party: ALP

    Hon Karen Andrews MP
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    Electorate: McPherson, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Hon Kevin Andrews MP
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    Electorate: Menzies, VIC
    Party: LP

    Senator Alex Antic
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    Electorate: SA
    Party: LP

    Mrs Bridget Archer MP
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    Electorate: Bass, TAS
    Party: LP

    Senator Wendy Askew
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    Electorate: TAS
    Party: LP

    Senator Tim Ayres
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    Electorate: NSW
    Party: ALP

    Mr Bandt MP
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    Electorate: Melbourne, VIC
    Party: AG

    Ms Angie Bell MP
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    Electorate: Moncrieff, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Senator Catryna Bilyk
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    Electorate: TAS
    Party: ALP

    Hon Sharon Bird MP
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    Electorate: Cunningham, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
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    Electorate: SA
    Party: LP

    Hon Chris Bowen MP
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    Electorate: McMahon, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Senator Andrew Bragg
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    Electorate: NSW
    Party: LP

    Mr Russell Broadbent MP
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    Electorate: Monash, VIC
    Party: LP

    Senator the Hon Slade Brockman
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    Electorate: WA
    Party: LP

    Senator Carol Brown
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    Electorate: TAS
    Party: ALP

    Hon Buchholz MP
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    Electorate: Wright, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Hon Tony Burke MP
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    Electorate: Watson, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Linda Burney MP
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    Electorate: Barton, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Mr Josh Burns MP
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    Electorate: Macnamara, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Hon Mark Butler MP
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    Electorate: Hindmarsh, SA
    Party: ALP

    Ms Terri Butler MP
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    Electorate: Griffith, QLD
    Party: ALP

    Hon Anthony Byrne MP
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    Electorate: Holt, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan
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    Electorate: QLD
    Party: NATS

    Senator the Hon Kim Carr
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    Electorate: VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
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    Electorate: WA
    Party: LP

    Dr Jim Chalmers MP
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    Electorate: Rankin, QLD
    Party: ALP

    Mr Nick Champion MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Spence, SA
    Party: ALP

    Senator Claire Chandler
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    Electorate: TAS
    Party: LP

    Hon Darren Chester MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Gippsland, VIC
    Party: NATS

    Ms Lisa Chesters MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Bendigo, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator Anthony Chisholm
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    Electorate: QLD
    Party: ALP

    Mr George Christensen MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Dawson, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Senator Raff Ciccone
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    Electorate: VIC
    Party: ALP

    Hon Clare MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Blaxland, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Ms Sharon Claydon MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Newcastle, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Ms Libby Coker MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Corangamite, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: TAS
    Party: LP

    Hon David Coleman MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Banks, NSW
    Party: LP

    Hon Collins MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Franklin, TAS
    Party: ALP

    Mr Pat Conaghan MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Cowper, NSW
    Party: NATS

    Mr Vince Connelly MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Stirling, WA
    Party: LP

    Mr Pat Conroy MP
    Email: X
    Electorate: Shortland, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Mr Mark Coulton MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Parkes, NSW
    Party: NATS

    Senator Dorinda Cox
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: AG

    Senator Perin Davey
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    Electorate: NSW
    Party: NATS

    Mr Milton Dick MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Oxley, QLD
    Party: ALP

    Senator Patrick Dodson
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: ALP

    Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Isaacs, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Hon Damian Drum MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Nicholls, VIC
    Party: NATS

    Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam
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    Electorate: TAS
    Party: LP

    Hon Peter Dutton MP
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    Electorate: Dickson, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Hon Justine Elliot MP
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    Electorate: Richmond, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Warren Entsch MP
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    Electorate: Leichhardt, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Hon Trevor Evans MP
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    Electorate: Brisbane, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Mr Jason Falinski MP
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    Electorate: Mackellar, NSW
    Party: LP

    Senator the Hon Don Farrell
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    Electorate: SA
    Party: ALP

    Senator Mehreen Faruqi
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    Electorate: NSW
    Party: AG

    Senator the Hon David Fawcett
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    Electorate: SA
    Party: LP

    Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: NSW
    Party: LP

    Hon Fitzgibbon MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Hunter, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Paul Fletcher MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Bradfield, NSW
    Party: LP

    Ms Nicolle Flint MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Boothby, SA
    Party: LP

    Dr Mike Freelander MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Macarthur, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Kooyong, VIC
    Party: LP

    Senator Katy Gallagher
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: ACT
    Party: ALP

    Hon Andrew Gee MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Calare, NSW
    Party: NATS

    Mr Steve Georganas MP
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    Electorate: Adelaide, SA
    Party: ALP

    Mr Andrew Giles MP
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    Electorate: Scullin, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Hon Dr David Gillespie MP
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    Electorate: Lyne, NSW
    Party: NATS

    Mr Ian Goodenough MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Moore, WA
    Party: LP

    Mr Patrick Gorman MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Perth, WA
    Party: ALP

    Mr Luke Gosling OAM MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Solomon, NT
    Party: ALP

    Senator Nita Green
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    Electorate: QLD
    Party: ALP

    Senator Stirling Griff
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    Electorate: SA
    Party: CA

    Senator Karen Grogan
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: SA
    Party: ALP

    Dr Helen Haines MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Indi, VIC
    Party: IND

    Mr Garth Hamilton MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Groom, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Ms Celia Hammond MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Curtin, WA
    Party: LP

    Senator Pauline Hanson
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: QLD
    Party: PHON

    Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: SA
    Party: AG

    Hon Andrew Hastie MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Canning, WA
    Party: LP

    Hon Alex Hawke MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Mitchell, NSW
    Party: LP

    Mr Chris Hayes MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Fowler, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Senator the Hon Sarah Henderson
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: VIC
    Party: LP

    Mr Julian Hill MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Bruce, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Hon Kevin Hogan MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Page, NSW
    Party: NATS

    Hon Luke Howarth MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Petrie, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Senator Hollie Hughes
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: NSW
    Party: LP

    Senator the Hon Jane Hume
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: VIC
    Party: LP

    Hon Greg Hunt MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Flinders, VIC
    Party: LP

    Hon Ed Husic MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Chifley, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Steve Irons MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Swan, WA
    Party: LP

    Mr Stephen Jones MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Whitlam, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: New England, NSW
    Party: NATS

    Hon Bob Katter MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Kennedy, QLD
    Party: KAP

    Ms Ged Kearney MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Cooper, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Mr Craig Kelly MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Hughes, NSW
    Party: UAP

    Senator the Hon Kristina Keneally
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: NSW
    Party: ALP

    Mr Matt Keogh MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Burt, WA
    Party: ALP

    Mr Peter Khalil MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Wills, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Hon King MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Ballarat, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Ms Madeleine King MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Brand, WA
    Party: ALP

    Senator Kimberley Kitching
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator Jacqui Lambie
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: TAS
    Party: JLN

    Mr Laming MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Bowman, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Hon Michelle Landry MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Capricornia, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Mr Julian Leeser MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Berowra, NSW
    Party: LP

    Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Fenner, ACT
    Party: ALP

    Hon Sussan Ley MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Farrer, NSW
    Party: LP

    Senator Sue Lines
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: ALP

    Hon David Littleproud MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Maranoa, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Ms Gladys Liu MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Chisholm, VIC
    Party: LP

    Hon Nola Marino MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Forrest, WA
    Party: LP

    Hon Richard Marles MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Corio, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Dr Fiona Martin MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Reid, NSW
    Party: LP

    Senator Jenny McAllister
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: NSW
    Party: ALP

    Ms Kristy McBain MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Eden-Monaro, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Ms Emma McBride MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Dobell, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Senator Malarndirri McCarthy
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: NT
    Party: ALP

    Hon Michael McCormack MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Riverina, NSW
    Party: NATS

    Senator Susan McDonald
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: QLD
    Party: NATS

    Senator the Hon James McGrath
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: QLD
    Party: LP

    Mrs Melissa McIntosh MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Lindsay, NSW
    Party: LP

    Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: VIC
    Party: NATS

    Senator Nick McKim
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: TAS
    Party: AG

    Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: SA
    Party: LP

    Senator Sam McMahon
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: NT
    Party: CLP

    Mr Brian Mitchell MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Lyons, TAS
    Party: ALP

    Mr Rob Mitchell MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: McEwen, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator Jim Molan AO DSC
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: NSW
    Party: LP

    Hon Scott Morrison MP
    Email: https://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm
    (The PMO may refuse to connect.)
    Electorate: Cook, NSW
    Party: LP

    Hon Ben Morton MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Tangney, WA
    Party: LP

    Dr Daniel Mulino MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Fraser, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Ms Peta Murphy MP
    Email: No email provided
    Electorate: Dunkley, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Hon Neumann MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Blair, QLD
    Party: ALP

    Mr Llew O'Brien MP
    Email: llew.o'[email protected]
    Electorate: Wide Bay, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Mr Ted O'Brien MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Fairfax, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Hon O'Connor MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Gorton, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Mr Ken O'Dowd MP
    Email: ken.o'[email protected]
    Electorate: Flynn, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Ms O'Neil MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Hotham, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator Deborah O'Neill
    Email: senator.o'[email protected]
    Electorate: NSW
    Party: ALP

    Senator Matt O'Sullivan
    Email: senator.matt.o'[email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: LP

    Ms Julie Owens MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Parramatta, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Mr Tony Pasin MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Barker, SA
    Party: LP

    Senator James Paterson
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: VIC
    Party: LP

    Senator Rex Patrick
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: SA
    Party: IND

    Ms Alicia Payne MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Canberra, ACT
    Party: ALP

    Senator the Hon Marise Payne
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: NSW
    Party: LP

    Mr Gavin Pearce MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Braddon, TAS
    Party: LP

    Mr Perrett MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Moreton, QLD
    Party: ALP

    Mrs Fiona Phillips MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Gilmore, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Keith Pitt MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Hinkler, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Hon Plibersek MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Sydney, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Senator Helen Polley
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: TAS
    Party: ALP

    Hon Christian Porter MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Pearce, WA
    Party: LP

    Senator Louise Pratt
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: ALP

    Hon Melissa Price MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Durack, WA
    Party: LP

    Mr Rowan Ramsey MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Grey, SA
    Party: LP

    Senator Gerard Rennick
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: QLD
    Party: LP

    Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: LP

    Senator Janet Rice
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: VIC
    Party: AG

    Hon Amanda Rishworth MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Kingston, SA
    Party: ALP

    Hon Robert MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Fadden, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Senator Malcolm Roberts
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: QLD
    Party: PHON

    Ms Michelle Rowland MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Greenway, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: SA
    Party: LP

    Ms Joanne Ryan MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Lalor, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator Paul Scarr
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: QLD
    Party: LP

    Senator the Hon Zed Seselja
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: ACT
    Party: LP

    Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Mayo, SA
    Party: CA

    Mr Dave Sharma MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Wentworth, NSW
    Party: LP

    Senator Tony Sheldon
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Bill Shorten MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Maribyrnong, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Mr Julian Simmonds MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Ryan, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Senator Ben Small
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: LP

    Mr David Smith MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Bean, ACT
    Party: ALP

    Senator Dean Smith
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: LP

    Senator Marielle Smith
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: SA
    Party: ALP

    Hon Tony Smith MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Casey, VIC
    Party: LP

    Hon Warren Snowdon MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Lingiari, NT
    Party: ALP

    Ms Anne Stanley MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Werriwa, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Senator Jordon Steele-John
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: AG

    Ms Zali Steggall MP OAM
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Warringah, NSW
    Party: IND

    Senator Glenn Sterle
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: WA
    Party: ALP

    Mr James Stevens MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Sturt, SA
    Party: LP

    Senator the Hon Amanda Stoker
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: QLD
    Party: LP

    Hon Michael Sukkar MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Deakin, VIC
    Party: LP

    Ms Meryl Swanson MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Paterson, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Angus Taylor MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Hume, NSW
    Party: LP

    Hon Dan Tehan MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Wannon , VIC
    Party: LP

    Ms Susan Templeman MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Macquarie, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Kingsford Smith, NSW
    Party: ALP

    Mr Phillip Thompson OAM MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Herbert, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Senator Lidia Thorpe
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: VIC
    Party: AG

    Ms Kate Thwaites MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Jagajaga, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Hon Alan Tudge MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Aston, VIC
    Party: LP

    Senator Anne Urquhart
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: TAS
    Party: ALP

    Ms Vamvakinou MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Calwell, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator David Van
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: VIC
    Party: LP

    Mr Bert van Manen MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Forde, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Mr Ross Vasta MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Bonner, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Mr Andrew Wallace MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Fisher, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Senator Jess Walsh
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: VIC
    Party: ALP

    Senator Larissa Waters
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: QLD
    Party: AG

    Senator Murray Watt
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: QLD
    Party: ALP

    Mr Tim Watts MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Gellibrand, VIC
    Party: ALP

    Dr Anne Webster MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Mallee, VIC
    Party: NATS

    Ms Anika Wells MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Lilley, QLD
    Party: ALP

    Senator Peter Whish-Wilson
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: TAS
    Party: AG

    Mrs Wicks MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Robertson, NSW
    Party: LP

    Mr Andrew Wilkie MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Clark, TAS
    Party: IND

    Mr Josh Wilson MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Fremantle, WA
    Party: ALP

    Mr Rick Wilson MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: O'Connor, WA
    Party: LP

    Hon Tim Wilson MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Goldstein, VIC
    Party: LP

    Senator the Hon Penny Wong
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: SA
    Party: ALP

    Hon Jason Wood MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: La Trobe, VIC
    Party: LP

    Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Hasluck, WA
    Party: LP

    Mr Terry Young MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Longman, QLD
    Party: LNP

    Mr Tony Zappia MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: Makin, SA
    Party: ALP

    Mr Trent Zimmerman MP
    Email: [email protected]
    Electorate: North Sydney, NSW
    Party: LP



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Philip Benwell
Philip Benwell has been the national chairman of the Australian Monarchist League for nearly thirty years and is the longest serving head of any organisation engaged in defending the Australian Constitution and Crown.