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Beanland, Denver Powers of a President:
Can they be the same as for the Governor General?
The Hon Denver Beanland MLA (former Attorney General for Queensland) reminds us that a president can not have exactly the same POWERS as the Governor-General now holds in an Australian republic. This is an aspect that republicans do not feel comfortable with when pushing their cause. Republicans tend to rely on the more emotive aspects such as "Head of State" rather than deal with the nitty-gritty aspects of the all important powers issue. Extract from Day 3 of the 1998 Constitutional Convention.

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Bishop, Bronwyn Selection by election delivers a politician.
SBS Television's Insight programme aired on Thursday, 22 April 1999 provided a real insight into views put forward by republicans Pat O'Shane, Phil Cleary and Ted Mack and Constitutional Monarchist Bronwyn Bishop MHR. Bronwyn Bishop confirms that selection by election delivers a politician and that is what will happen in the republican model to be put to the Australian people in November 1999.

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Bishop, Bronwyn Current Constitution provides a stable system.
SBS Television's Insight programme aired on Thursday, 22 April 1999 provided a real insight into views put forward by republicans Pat O'Shane, Phil Cleary and Ted Mack and Constitutional Monarchist Bronwyn Bishop MHR. Bronwyn Bishop confirms that our current Constitution provides a stable system of government which will inevitably be at risk if there is change.

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Carr, Bob Republican Premier correctly refers to Elizabeth II as the Queen of Australia - a rare thing for a republican to do.
New South Wales republican Premier, Bob Carr, announces Queen's visit for March 2000. In this clip he correctly refers to Her Majesty as the Queen of Australia - something that republicans, especially Malcolm Turnbull, are loathe to do. This clip also includes the reporter's additional comments that Bob Carr wishes to change the Labor Party's platform on the republican issue by making the Governor-General the head of state instead of the Queen. TEN 10 (Sydney) 11.10 p.m. news, 23 February 2000.

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Cleary, Phil Republican Phil Cleary gives his view
on the republican model.
SBS Television's Insight programme aired on Thursday, 22 April 1999 provided a real insight into views put forward by republicans Pat O'Shane, Phil Cleary and Ted Mack and Constitutional Monarchist Bronwyn Bishop MHR. Phil Cleary delivers his verdict on the republican model to be put to the Australian people in November 1999.

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Costello, Tim Royal Visit 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen
and the Duke of Edinburgh
Tim Costello, an Australian Baptist minister and the current CEO of World Vision Australia and is also the brother of Peter Costello, the former treasurer of Australia and Federal Member for Higgins reckoned in 2000 that the Queen of Australia would be gone by 2005.

The Queen of Australia subsequently visited her Australian subjects in 2002, 2006 and 2011!

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Craven, Leah TEN News Sydney - 3 February 2016
Royal Commission into child abuse
TEN news reporter, Leah Craven, articulates Peter Hollingworth's admission that he gave incorrect information to a 2002 church board enquiry into child sexual abuse.

Leah also clearly articulates the fact that Peter Hollingworth, a former Governor-General, was Australia's Head of State at that time!!

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Dalley, Helen Helen Dalley implies that John Howard
is a "Head of State".
On the Nine Network's Sunday progam, and which later aired on Sky News on Sunday, 16 March 2003, Helen Dalley implied that John Howard was a "Head of State".

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Day, Mark Royal Visit 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen
and the Duke of Edinburgh
Republican journalist Mark Day thought that the 2000 Royal Visit would be the "tail end of a process".

The Queen of Australia subsequently visited her Australian subjects in 2002, 2006 and 2011!

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Fraser, Malcolm Former Prime Minister gives his opinion on the
Office of Governor-General (Number 1)
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and now republican, gives his opinion on the office of Governor-General in Film Australia's 1994 production series "Australian Biography". The interviewer is Robin Hughes. This (repeat) programme aired on SBS Television in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, 13 February 2000.

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Fraser, Malcolm Former Prime Minister gives his opinion on the Office of Governor-General in respect of the 1975 constitutional crisis (Number 2)
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and now republican, expands further on the role of the office of Governor-General in respect of the 1975 Constitutional crisis in Film Australia's 1994 production series "Australian Biography". The interviewer is Robin Hughes. This (repeat) programme aired on SBS Television in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, 13 February 2000.

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Gaensler, Bryan 1999 young Australian of the year
gives view on Monarchy.
Twenty-five year old Bryan Gaensler, Australia's young Australian of the year for 1999 and winner of NASA's Hubble fellowship, gives his view on Australia's current system of government (TEN news for Thursday, 21 January 1999). His support for the status quo comes hot on the heals of the recent announcement of a decline in support for a republic overall and a decline of 9% support for a republic for the 18-24 year olds.

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Gallop, Geoff Republican and newly sworn in Premier of Western Australia
Republican Pemier, Dr The Hon Geoff Gallop, swears an affirmation of allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen of Australia, at Government House Perth (SKY News, 10.00 AM, Saturday, 17 February 2001).

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Gallus, Chris Republican Chris Gallus gives the ARM a serve about its deceitfulness
Watch this fiery red-haired, Liberal Party member and rabid republican, Chris Gallus, lambaste the ARM for its deceitfulness during the election for candidates for the Constitutional Convention. She also makes the point that Australians were deceived by the ARM because it did not tell them that the ARM opposes direct election for a president by the people and that they would have had less members at the convention had they done so.

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Keating, Paul Former Prime Minister Paul Keating still wants an appointed president despite the peoples' vote at the 1999 republic referendum
Despite the result of the 6 November 1999 referendum, former Prime Minister Paul Keating still believes in a ceremonial president appointed by the parliament. This obviously makes one wonder as to which part of the word "NO" that Mr Keating doesn't understand! Interview conducted by Michelle Grattan of The Sydney Morning Herald and republican Paul Bongiorno of Channel TEN 10 on the republic issue aired on Channel TEN 10's Meet The Press programme on Sunday, 2 April 2000 at 11.30 AM.

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Mack, Ted Ted Mack Slams the Constitutional Convention's republican model
SBS Television's Insight programme aired on Thursday, 22 April 1999 provided a real insight into views put forward by republicans Pat O'Shane, Phil Cleary and Ted Mack and Constitutional Monarchist Bronwyn Bishop MHR. Ted Mack delivers his verdict on the republican model to be put to the Australian people in November 1999.

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Mack, Ted Republican Ted Mack gives view on republican model
Listen to Ted Mack, former Mayor of North Sydney and former member of Parliament, decry the republican model adopted at the 1998 Constitutional Convention on the ABC's 7.30 report of Monday, 18 January 1999. He correctly points out that the the power base in Canberra will be increased and become more centralised - something that mainstream media republicans do not want to hear or want to tell the Australian people.

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Mack, Ted
Turnbull, Malcolm
These two go head-to-head on republican models
Kerry O'Brien on the ABC TV 7.30 Report on Tuesday, 26 January 1999 (Australia Day) interviews Ted Mack and Malcolm Turnbull about their differing views on their respective republican models. This is a large file and will take a while to download but the importance of the content is recommended viewing for all Australians to better understand the pitfalls of establishing a republic no matter what shape or form.

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O'Shane, Pat Republican Pat O'Shane gives her view on republican model
SBS Television's Insight programme aired on Thursday, 22 April 1999 provided a real insight into views put forward by republicans Pat O'Shane, Phil Cleary and Ted Mack and Constitutional Monarchist Bronwyn Bishop MHR. Pat O'Shane delivers her verdict on the republican model to be put to the Australian people in November 1999.

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Queen Elizabeth II The Queen of Australia commits herself to Australia at her Coronation
In this movie, Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen of Australia, commits herself to Australia and to its laws at her coronation in 1953. Extract from the J. Arthur Rank Organisation film on the 1953 Coronation film titled "A Queen is Crowned".

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Queen Elizabeth II The Queen of Australia recommits herself to Australia during the 2000 Royal Visit
The Queen of Australia, at a Luncheon at Darling Harbour Sydney on Monday, 20 March 2000, during the 2000 Royal Visit recommits herself to the role of Queen of Australia and to the people of Australia. Extract from Channel TEN 10, 5.00 PM News, Monday, 20 March 2000.

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Queen Elizabeth II Royal Visit 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen
and the Duke of Edinburgh
An excited onlooker called out to the Queen of Australia during the Vicotrian leg of her tour stating "we all voted for you" and which was applauded enthusiastically by the crowd.

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Sir William Deane Governor-General, Sir William Deane, reads a message from the Queen of Australia
on 1 January 2001
Former Governor-General Sir William Deane, reads a message from the Queen of Australia at the celebration of the Centenary of Federation at the Federation Pavilion, Centennial Park, Sydney on 1 January 2001.

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Reith, Peter Liberal Party member and republican, Peter Reith, answers a question about the republic
Peter Reith (Federal Minister for Work Place Relations) answers Louise Dodson's question:
Just on another subject, the republic. Last year, the referendum. You, at the time of the referendum, you promised to push for a model for a directly-elected president. Are you going to do that perhaps after the Queen's visit, say at the time of the Federal Liberal Party Council?
Louise Dodson of the Australian Financial Review on Channel TEN 10's Meet the Press programme on Sunday, 5 March 2000.

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Ruddock, Philip Confirms Australia's uniqueness and independence
The Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, The Hon Philip Ruddock MP, confirms that Australia has its own unique identity and that it is an independent nation. This response came in respect of Australia celebrating 50 years of Australian citizenship. ABC TV 7.00 PM news for Monday, 25 January 1999.

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Scruby, Harold Harold Scruby supports scrapping the Australian Flag but also has another view on that flag
Harold Scruby of Ausflag gives his thoughts on our Australian Flag in an interview for ATN7's Today Tonight program on Friday, 13 December 2002.

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Shaw, Jeff Our Government: Does our current system work?
The Hon Jeff Shaw QC, MLC (republican and former Attorney General for New South Wales) tells us that our current system of government works well. Then why change it Jeff? Is it to give more power to the State politicians? If so, then tell us Jeff! Another little gem from the Constitutional Convention (Day 3) held in Old Parliament House, Canberra in February 1998.

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Sutton, Daniel Malcolm Turnbull has become
Australia's Head of State!
Malcom Turnbull has become Australia's Head of State while at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. Well that is what Daniel Sutton - senior journalist with Network TEN - thinks anyway!

Watch this movie clip to hear what Daniel said.

Maybe we don't need to have a republic after all!

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Turnbull, Malcolm Malcolm Turnbull claims a republic is NOT inevitable!
The Seven Network's Face to Face programme (Sunday, 23 November 1997) chaired by David Koch and helped along admirably by John Stanley (2UE) and Louise Dodson (Financial Review) successfully managed to give Malcolm Turnbull (Australian Republican Movement) a free half hour of self-indulgence to inform us, amongst other things, that a republic is NOT inevitable. Thank you Malcolm!

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Turnbull, Malcolm Malcolm Turnbull claims a republic IS inevitable!
In the ABC-TV 7.30 Report interview with Malcolm Turnbull conducted by Kerry O'Brien. Monday, 29 November 1999, Malcolm Turnbull now claims that a republic is inevitable! The programme focused on his latest Book "Fighting for the Republic".

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Turnbull, Malcolm Malcolm makes fallacious claims about presidential powers and Australia's head of state
Malcolm Turnbull (Radio 2UE drive-time programme with Mark Collier in January 1999) once again wants you to believe that the Queen of England is Australia's Head of State rather than the Queen of Australia. He also fallaciously tells us that a president will have exactly the same powers as the Governor-General does now when he knows that all of the executive powers of the Governor-General will be transferred to the Federal Executive Council (Prime Minister and Cabinet) rather than to the president. When can we have the truth Malcolm?

See Conradiction below at: The Governor-General of Australia is now Australia's Head of State!

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Turnbull, Malcolm
Mack, Ted
These two go head-to-head on republican models
Kerry O'Brien on the ABC TV 7.30 Report on Tuesday, 26 January 1999 (Australia Day) interviews Ted Mack and Malcolm Turnbull about their differing views on their respective republican models. This is a large file and will take a while to download but the importance of the content is recommended viewing for all Australians to better understand the pitfalls of establishing a republic no matter what shape or form.

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Turnbull, Malcolm Royal Visit 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen
and the Duke of Edinburgh
In 2000, Malcolm Turnbull indicated that all republicans would like to see that this Royal Visit would be the last.

The Queen of Australia subsequently visited her Australian subjects in 2002, 2006 and 2011!

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Turnbull, Malcolm The Queen of Australia
is Australia's Head of State!

Malcolm Turnbull thinks if the Queen's reign comes to an end and the Constitution is in the form it is today, Prince Charles will become our Head of State. The Queen is the Head of State, Prince Charles is her heir and our Constitution, as you know, says that the Queen in effect our Head of State, is whoever happens to be the King or Queen of the United Kingdom."

During the Royal Visit on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

See contradiction below at: The Governor-General of Australia is now Australia's Head of State!

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Turnbull, Malcolm The Governor-General of Australia
is now Australia's Head of State!

Bill Shorten apologised for not attending the repatriation of Vietnam war dead ceremony but Malcolm Turnbull, who also did not attend, stated "The Australian government, the Australian people, were represented by our head of state, by the governor-general, Peter Cosgrove, who is the highest office holder in our nation and who served in Vietnam and won a military cross there."

Radio 2GB 2:00PM news on Friday, 3 June 2016

See contradiction above at: Malcolm makes fallacious claims about presidential powers and Australia's head of state

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Turnbull, Malcolm The Governor-General of Australia
is now Australia's Head of State - AGAIN!

Sure enough, Malcolm Turnbull on the Alan Jones show on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, confirmed that the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, is definitely Australia's head of state. We were definitely not dreaming after all!

Radio 2GB Alan Jones show on Wednesday, 8 June 2016

See contradiction above at: Malcolm makes fallacious claims about presidential powers and Australia's head of state

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Turnbull, Malcolm Joint Select Committee on the Republic
Sydney Session (Monday, 5 July 1999)
Malcolm Turnbull stated: We feel that the long title is deficient, as currently drafted, and we identify three respects in which it is deficient. It fails to mention a very crucial element of the bipartisan model adopted by the Convention, that is, the nomination process. That was a very, very key element. It does not indicate the single most important part of the change, which is the replacement of the Queen as Head of State with an Australian citizen. Text taken from Hansard.

Just another Malcom Turnbull Contradiction!

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Winterton, George Joint Select Committee on the Republic
Sydney Session (Monday, 5 July 1999)
Professor George Winterton stated: It seems to me that, in regard to presidential dismissal, there are two models that we can have. One is what I would call the responsible government model, which is really the current system which, in effect, allows the Prime Minister to remove the Head of State—the Governor-General at the moment or, maybe, the President in the future. Text taken from Hansard.

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