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14 years after the referendum for Australia to become a republic was defeated, where is the republican movement in Australia going? 14 years after the referendum for Australia to become a republic was defeated, where is the republican movement in Australia going? AAP/Alan Porritt

Where to for an Australian republic?

The following is based on a speech delivered at the launching of Labor for a Republic in Sydney last night. Let me begin my address this evening with a seemingly obvious point – there is nothing inevitable…
The popularity of the Queen and the Royal Family mean the republic movement is going nowhere fast. The popularity of the Queen and the Royal Family mean the republic movement is going nowhere fast. AAP Image/Colin Murty

Time to move on: Roxon’s republic moment has already passed

Nicola Roxon, sworn in last week as the first law officer of the Australian Crown, reportedly plans to reignite the debate on Australia becoming a republic. Former prime minister, Paul Keating has also…
If the republic is going to be put back on the political agenda in 2012, more will need to step up and talk more about the issue publicly. If the republic is going to be put back on the political agenda in 2012, more will need to step up and talk more about the issue publicly. Flickr/GregTheBusker

Vive la republique! Why Nicola Roxon’s push for constitutional reform needs supporters

The new Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, has made her intention clear to reignite the debate on Australia becoming a republic. On taking up the new position, she took the opportunity to stake out her position…
First Minister Alex Salmond has promised to hold a referendum on Scottish independence. First Minister Alex Salmond has promised to hold a referendum on Scottish independence. AAP

How Scottish elections could deliver an Australian republic

Australian republicans should watch the Scots. In the Scottish Parliamentary election held on 5 May, the Scottish National Party (SNP) secured an overall majority. Formerly in minority government in Scotland…

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