An Australian Republic
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With one of our own as head of state

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Australia is the best country in the world, well and truly ready to stand on its own two feet. We deserve to have our own head of state that will always put Australia first.

Right now, our head of state is a foreign monarch who rules by birthright, not merit. They live on the other side of the world yet are entitled to veto any law that our democratically elected parliament makes. It’s fundamentally unfair, undemocratic and undignified for Australians to be subservient to a foreign monarch. We need a head of state that reflects our Australian values – an Australian who understands and represents us.

We’ve been ready for this for a long time – it’s already overdue. As an independent nation, we should be in control of our own destiny - right now. We shouldn’t have to ask any foreign leader for permission to do what’s best for our country. The Australian Republican Movement is building a strong, grassroots driven campaign calling for a national vote by 2020 to give Australia its own head of state. 

In every state and territory as well as federally, our Premiers, Chief Ministers and Prime Minister support having an Australian as head of state.

However, Malcolm Turnbull has said that: "the republic issue cannot belong to a politician, it's got to be a genuine popular movement."

The Australian Republican Movement agrees - and that is why it is so important that you join now.

Our movement

ARM Executive

Peter FitzSimons

Chair

Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, and a busy events and motivational speaker. He is the aut... Continue reading
Tim Mayfield

National Director

Tim Mayfield has been the National Director of the Australian Republican Movement since May 2015. Prior to that he worked in various role... Continue reading
Michelle Wood

Senior Deputy Chair

Michelle Wood has spent over 15 years working in public affairs, marketing and communications both in Australia and overseas. As the Aust... Continue reading
Tully Fletcher

Treasurer/Secretary

Tully Fletcher is a senior adviser to the Attorney-General in the Victorian State Government. He was previously an Associate to a Judge o... Continue reading
Piers Grove

Junior Deputy Chair

Piers is a communications consultant, political campaigner and content producer. Over the last 20 years he has worked with many of Austra... Continue reading

ARM National Committee

Sashi Balaraman

Victorian Branch Convenor

Sashi Balaraman is the Victorian Convenor of the Australian Republican Movement and a member of the National Committee. Sashi has been a ... Continue reading
Adam Collins

General Member

Adam Collins is a cricket writer and broadcaster, having in a former life having worked as a senior government adviser. Hailing from Melb... Continue reading
Elizabeth Borrello

West Australian Branch Convenor

Although presently semi –retired, Elizabeth’s professional career has comprised mainly working for Western Australian Federal and State M... Continue reading
Deb Crossing

General Member

Allison Henry

General Member

Allison Henry is a lifelong republican and has been an active member of the ARM for nearly two decades. She was involved in Sydney’s Inne... Continue reading
Stephen Dametto

NSW Branch Convenor

Stephen has been a long-time member of the ARM and has been the NSW Convener since November 2009 having previously served on the NSW comm... Continue reading
Glenn Davies

Queensland Branch Convenor

Dr Glenn Davies was raised and educated in the north Queensland goldfield community of Charters Towers. He is currently Head of Social Sc... Continue reading
Will Fowles

General Member

Will Fowles first got involved in the ARM in 1997, and was elected National Youth Convenor in 2001. No longer youthful, he returned to th... Continue reading
Aaron Hill

South Australian Branch Convenor

Aaron Hill has been a republican since Year 2, when he took up the fight for an Australian head of state in a class debate, going on to j... Continue reading
Ashoor Khan

General Member

Ashoor Khan was born in Fiji and grew up throughout various parts of country NSW. He attended the Australian National University in Canbe... Continue reading
Phillip Moore

ACT Branch Convenor

Phillip Moore is the ACT Convenor of the Australian Republican Movement and a member of the National Committee. Phillip is retired with e... Continue reading
Jonathan Salgo

General Member

Angela Wilson

Tasmanian Branch Convenor

A passionate Australian Republican from a very young age, Angela began campaigning for a republic at high school by giving a speech to a ... Continue reading

ARM National Office

Zoe Bowman

Executive Officer

Zoe is a campaign and communications specialist with 20 years’ experience across the non-profit, public and educational sectors. She work... Continue reading
Dave McGregor

Digital Campaign Manager

David McGregor is the National Digital & Campaigns Officer at The Australian Workers' Union. As the ARM’s Digital Campaign Manager he... Continue reading
Jacob Rodrigo

Memberships & Digital Campaigner

Jacob manages the administration of the ARM’s memberships and runs the Movement's Twitter account. He has previously worked in IT and int... Continue reading
Sandy Biar

Campaign Director

Sandy took on the National Campaign Director role with the ARM from September 2016. Sandy has more than a decade of political campaign ex... Continue reading

Our Foundation

The Australian Republican Movement was established in 1991 with the following declaration:

We, as Australians, united in one indissoluble Commonwealth, affirm our allegiance to the nation and people of Australia.

We assert that the freedom and unity of Australia must derive its strength from the will of its people.

We believe that the harmonious development of the Australian community demands that the allegiance of Australians must be fixed wholly within and upon Australia and Australianinstitutions.

We therefore propose, as a great national goal for Australia - AUSTRALIA SHALL BECOME AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC.

We the undersigned Foundation Members now pledge our best endeavours to this goal:

  • Tom Keneally AO
  • Geoffrey Dutton AO
  • Prof Donald Horne AO
  • Jenny Kee
  • Dr Franco Belgiorno-Nettis CBE AM
  • The Hon Franca Arena MLC
  • Faith Bandler AM
  • Mark Day
  • Geraldine Doogue
  • Colin Lanceley AO
  • Harry Seidler AC OBE
  • Malcolm Turnbull
  • David Williamson AO
  • The Hon Neville Wran AC QC 

Corporate information

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