Will Australia ever become a Republic?

 
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Bring back the Privy Council!

http://www.smh.com.au/national/monarchists-want-queen-to-choose-governorgeneral-20131207-2yy5z.html
djf01
OMG WTF?

How the hell is the Queen in a suitable position to choose the representative. They did this in the old days when the person was probably from UK sent out to overlook the colonists.

Their concern seems to be about that the PM only nominates one person

"In recent years only one name has been nominated, which means that the monarch's role is one of effectively rubber stamping approval"
This is the whole problem with the current system, we are trying to justify the ongoing use as the Queen as a rubber stamp. Who said it wasn't broken?

I agree that the PM Nominating one person, or rather probably the senior party officals are only nominating one person which means its not a nomination rather than a selection is more like me employing my own boss so hardly independent. Perhaps a step wise transition to evenual Republic is that the GG is choosen by joint sitting of the two houses through which 67% majority is required or something like this.

That article also makes mention that the GG should unite a country, not divide like our GG did recently over her comments. I would suggest there are plenty of times the British Monachy at times divides the UK people.

regards
Shane

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  djf01 Chief Commissioner

Given our official head of state officially makes no actual decision for themselves, and indeed it's problematic if they do, is there any real reason our supreme leader need have any of the unfortunate characteristics humans have while they are alive?  

Given that's the case we should just appoint an Australian as head of state who's universally admired, reflects our national aspirations and is not going to stuff that up by doing anything or saying anything controversial because they are already dead.  We can just take it as read they approve the PM's recommendation for GG (well, they certainly didn't disprove) and we don't need to make any messy constitutional alterations.

All hail our new Head of State: Donald Bradman.

And we thus we ditch the monarchy without becoming a republic, because we'll have neither a monarch nor a president, merely a captain Smile.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Given our official head of state officially makes no actual decision for themselves, and indeed it's problematic if they do, is there any real reason our supreme leader need have any of the unfortunate characteristics humans have while they are alive?  

Given that's the case we should just appoint an Australian as head of state who's universally admired, reflects our national aspirations and is not going to stuff that up by doing anything or saying anything controversial because they are already dead.  We can just take it as read they approve the PM's recommendation for GG (well, they certainly didn't disprove) and we don't need to make any messy constitutional alterations.

All hail our new Head of State: Donald Bradman.

And we thus we ditch the monarchy without becoming a republic, because we'll have neither a monarch nor a president, merely a captain Smile.
djf01
Smile

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