Australia deserves an Australian Head of State

Australia deserves an Australian Head of State

21 January 2016
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Started by Nova Peris

In his first interview after becoming Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull made it clear: "The republic issue cannot belong to a politician. It's got to be a genuine popular movement . . ." 

He has come to the right place! The Australian Republican Movement is exactly that, but now, all across our brown and pleasant land, we need to demonstrate that fact.

We need all those who believe that in the 21st Century Oz deserves a Head of State who hurts when we hurt, cheers when we win and always puts Australia first . . . to do one thing - sign this petition!

While the republican cause shouldn't belong to politicians, our grassroots campaign will be helped along by political leadership. And that is why we are delighted that all but one* of Australia's state and territory leaders have united on Australia Day to declare :

"We, the Premiers and Chief Ministers of Australia, believe that Australia should have an Australian as our Head of State." 

So we are asking you to join with the Premiers and Chief Ministers of Australia and declare your support for an Australian republic with one of our own as Head of State. 

Once you've done that, let all your friends know that you've signed, and encourage them to do likewise. 

And if you STILL want to do more, why not become a member of the ARM so that on the night Australia becomes a republic, you can have the satisfaction of having been a part of history, a part of the tide of people that got us there. You can join here!

On yers, and thank you.


Peter FitzSimons

Chair, Australian Republican Movement


*Despite being a self-identified republican and a prominent advocate for the Yes campaign prior to the 1999 republican referendum, West Australian Premier Barnett has declined to sign the declaration.


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