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Old 11-09-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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Just wondering? I had a confo with my friends the other day about whether the UK should get rid of the Queen, and one of my friends reckons that once the Queen retires or dies and a new king goes on the throne, Australia would get rid of the Royal Family. I personally don't care whether you will have the monarchy or not, but I was just interested in what you guys think.
So, should the next King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland become the next king of Australia and the next King of New Zealand?
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Just wondering? I had a confo with my friends the other day about whether the UK should get rid of the Queen, and one of my friends reckons that once the Queen retires or dies and a new king goes on the throne, Australia would get rid of the Royal Family. I personally don't care whether you will have the monarchy or not, but I was just interested in what you guys think.
So, should the next King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland become the next king of Australia and the next King of New Zealand?
The UK get rid of the Queen? is that a joke... and she doesnt retire, she can die though like any mortal.. I suppose Australia can do what they like concerning the monarchy..we wont..
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Just wondering? I had a confo with my friends the other day about whether the UK should get rid of the Queen, and one of my friends reckons that once the Queen retires or dies and a new king goes on the throne, Australia would get rid of the Royal Family. I personally don't care whether you will have the monarchy or not, but I was just interested in what you guys think.
So, should the next King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland become the next king of Australia and the next King of New Zealand?
It is possible that Australia may want to become a republic but there would have to be a referendum to decide. IMO we don't need a monarchy here, we have two houses of parliament and checks and balances in place to prevent this country from becoming too right wing.
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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The monarchy should stay since its part of the history and tradition of its core population. A republic will make Australia worse off then it already is. Secular liberalism has been a disaster for all our countries.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:31 AM
 
Location: NSW
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I don't like it, but would have to go to another referendum where over 16 million eligible voters would decide.
If and when the Queen dies or becomes incapacitated, if the head of state by-passes Charles and goes straight to William, then the support for the Monarchy would increase substantially.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Riachella, Victoria, Australia
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Yes

(Preamble)

An Act to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. [9th July 1900]

(The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom at Westminster)

Whereas the people of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and Tasmania, humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God, have agreed to unite in one indissoluble Federal Commonwealth under the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and under the Constitution hereby established:

To suggest otherwise is to suggest anarchy.

However under section 128 of our constitution we can vote to kill any and every monarch of the UK and Northern Ireland who sets foot on Australian soil. We are our own democracy.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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There is no point in having a monarchy. It is the antithesis of Australian values.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: NSW
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There is no point in having a monarchy. It is the antithesis of Australian values.
It is more that most Australians are resistant to change, than a challenge to their value system per se.
Many Aussies have a "" if it ain't broke, don't fix it"' type mentality, which is conservative but quite normal.
Referendums are always hard to pass (in any country), due to this reasoning.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I'm fine with the status quo here. A bit of tradition is a fine thing. NZ is it's own country anyway, and doesn't feel it needs to prove anything imo.

Things change though, and I guess one day we won't have a monarch.
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Old 11-16-2014, 12:44 AM
 
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It is more that most Australians are resistant to change, than a challenge to their value system per se.
Many Aussies have a "" if it ain't broke, don't fix it"' type mentality, which is conservative but quite normal.
Referendums are always hard to pass (in any country), due to this reasoning.
yep, I don't think many care we are a constitutional monarchy

the flag though, I think that most would be open to something without the union jack on it.
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