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Let's keep the republic debate simple: do we want an Australian head of state?

Amanda Vanstone
By Amanda Vanstone
Updated March 2 2022 - 1:02am, first published February 2 2022 - 6:25pm
It's hard to imagine too many of our previous governors-general would have been happy to subject themselves to the ARM's proposed election process. Picture: Getty Images

The recent launch by the Australian Republic Movement of a proposed model for choosing a head of state if we became a republic was a flop. Nonetheless, we should all be grateful for the work that was done.

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Amanda Vanstone

Amanda Vanstone is a former senator for South Australia, a former Howard government minister, and a former ambassador to Italy. She hosts Counterpoint on ABC Radio National and writes fortnightly for ACM.

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