Hey MM, just thought I'd let you know I'm quite sure John Howard (bottom right corner) is in fact a Monarchist. Or are you aware of that? The other 3 are of course republicans, even our Governor-General which I think is disgusting. Do you hire a vegetarian to work as a butcher?
I am aware of that and I don't think Howard was a bad PM (comparitively). That's not the point. The point is that even while I might approve of him as PM, I would not approve of him as a President -and that's what republicans want. Plenty of Australians (including most republicans I would think) do NOT like John Howard but if they had their way, he would have been President rather than Prime Minister and that's something they should think about. I was not making an judgement on the last four PM's (though I can't stand most of them), my only point is that republicans would rather they had been presidents, yet at least half of Australians would oppose every one of them.
Ah ok, yea I understand the irony that amongst some Australians the republic is a popular choice but at the same time they despise politicians.
i cant believe that this issue is still on the table.
I can. That's the definition of democracy: Politicians asking the people the same question over and over until they get the answer they want.
I read an article about our current Attorney General, Nicola Roxon who appears to be an aggressive republican who has made numerous comments and declarations about how she intends to force the republican issue back into light and has encouraged republicans and her own party members to put the 'blowtorch' to the monarchy. Yes while Australians appear to be content in our current place there are self righteous republicans who have no qualms about forcing their preference.
Australian monarchists will not tolerate Labor's treasonous republic and will resist any attempts to make a republic, whether during or after the reign of our current Queen. I urge you all to support the Australian Monarchist League at www.monarchist.org.au