queen is not Australian and will never be a
resident of this country.
does not and can not represent us.
visiting another country she is always seen as
representing Great Britain, not Australia (she is
known as the 'Queen of England' to nearly
everyone in the world).
only thing she does for us is rubber-stamp the
Prime Minister's nomination for Governor-General.
(Can you imagine the outcry if she were to refuse
assessment of her performance in the job as
specified in the Constitution must surely result
in a 'fail'.
- It is
simply not possible for her today to act as a
focal point for Australians in time of need or
developed in the 100 years since federation -
becoming a republic is a natural step in our
have our own flag, our own national anthem... Why
not our own head-of-state?
say that we already
have an Australian head-of-state in the
Governor-General. However, the
Governor-General is, by definition, the queen's
representative. To be an effective head-of-state
that shackle must be removed. Also, the fact that
we are able to argue over just who is our
head-of-state indicates that our constitution is
'broke' and needs fixing.
queen is in her privileged position because she
is a Protestant and was born into a specific
family. The rules that specify these criteria
also give preference to the males of the family.
Females only get the nod if there is no male
heir. Do we want someone selected on the basis of
breeding, religion and sexism to be our
head-of-state? Doesn't sound very Australian does