However, that being said, the loyal people of Australia have so far managed to hold on to the fundamentals. The flag has not been changed, Australia Day has not been moved to another date, "God Save the Queen" is still the royal anthem and a referendum calling for a republic was soundly defeated in favor of the current constitutional monarchy. The monarchists in Australia have been tireless in their defense of the Australian constitution, flag and monarchy and deserve the respect and admiration of monarchists around the world for the fight they have carried on for many years now against a republican element that refuses to go away, no matter how many times the Australian public tells them, "no thanks mate". So, a happy birthday to the Commonwealth of Australia and a special Mad Monarchist salute to all the loyal sons and daughters of Australia who have held fast in their defense of their Queen and Country. God bless you, God bless Australia and God Save the Queen!
Queen Elizabeth II of Australia