Opinion

Renewed push for republic distracts from real constitutional issues

By James Blackwell
January 20 2022 - 6:25pm
Australia has some urgent matters to attend to before it looks at cleaning up loose ends in its constitution. Picture: Shutterstock

The Australian Republic Movement is back. Some 23 years since the referendum on our future as a constitutional monarchy, which failed largely due to the flaws of the group's proposed model and the consequent divide in supporters, the ARM has returned with a new push for an Australian republic, complete with a new "compromise" model for how Australians would choose our head of state.

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