"This decision will only heighten the enduring questions over just how much the palace knew about the dismissal, and intensify the view that the palace was deeply involved... it is the Queen who will determine when, and if, we can see these critical documents in our history.
The federal court’s decision to maintain the Queen’s embargo over our own historical documents will propel moves towards a republic."
- Jenny Hocking
Agree these letters should be released? Sign the petition: https://www.republic.org.au/royal_secrecy
Award-winning author, biographer and Professor of Australian History Mark McKenna will speak about Australia’s opportunity to become a republic, at the John West Memorial Lecture this Friday.
Check it out if you're in Launceston!
Such a question will be the key topic of the annual John West Memorial Lecture, presented by noted historian Professor Mark McKenna.
"It is not acceptable that any public position in our country be hereditary... that any public position in our country be subject to a religious test... that the highest place in our constitution be reserved to the descendants of imperial privilege.... [or] that our nation could live through whole generations, indeed lifetimes, in which women are so excluded from constitutional office."
You're invited to join local supporters of an Australian Republic Movement to hear from National Director Michael Cooney on ARM's plans for 2018.
"They don’t believe that the current arrangements sit with the core Australian values of merit, democracy and a fair go... they should be able to aspire to be our nation’s head of state." #AusRepublic🇦🇺️
"There is nothing less fair than being excluded from a position due to the circumstances of your birth. There is nothing less Australian than status and wealth ruling over merit."
- ARM National Youth Convenor Georgia Tree
Our Final day of O-week on Kingswood campus was an absolute success! Lots of great sign-ups and even a visit from Special guests Matt Thistlethwaite MP and Emma... Husar MP.
Big thanks to the volunteers who came out to promote the cause on campus. If you missed us on campus, don't worry too much - we have more promotions planned throughout the year, so keep an eye out for us on campus!