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Queen Elizabeth II with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia during his state visit in 2007. John Stillwell/PA Archive/PA Images

Pity the Queen – she has to have Donald Trump to stay

It looks as if a state visit from the US president is on the cards. But the Queen is a veteran at hosting unwanted guests.
Bill Shorten will seek to elevate the issue of a republic by pledging. a policy for quick action. Julian Smith/AAP

Shorten pledges republic vote in first term

Bill Shorten's policy for quick action on a republic contrasts with Malcolm Turnbull's position.
Queen Elizabeth II meets with Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans at the Australian War Memorial in 2011. Graham Tidy/AAP

Friday essay: King, Queen and country – will Anzac thwart republicanism?

As Australians once found spiritual communion through allegiance to the British monarch, they find similar virtues in Anzac today. Can the republican movement connect with a large enough number of people in a similar way?
Paul Keating put the idea of a new flag, shorn of any traces of the Union Jack, on the political agenda. AAP/David Moir

Cabinet papers 1992-93: Australia moves to make Her Majesty obsolete

By the end of 1992, Paul Keating had done more than anyone to place on the political agenda issues of national identity that had been either dead or dormant for years.

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