Why I'm a Republican

Dan Crowley is a year 12 Student at Xavier College in Melbourne. His was the winning entry in the Australian Republic Movement's 2017 Republic Essay Competition. Year 11 and 12 students in Australian secondary schools were invited to submit an essay on the topic 'An Australian head of state will better represent Australian values and identity'.   Continue reading

Republic Supporters Welcome Joyce’s Call for National Vote

Millions of Coalition voters who believe Australia should have an Australian head of state will welcome reports Barnaby Joyce now says he supports a referendum on the republic. Newspoll research undertaken in August 2017 showed that more Coalition voters favour an Australian head of state (48%) than oppose (43%). In the event that Prince Charles becomes Australia’s King, Newspoll shows that Coalition voters would overwhelmingly back a republic (56%), with only 36% opposed. Continue reading

ARM welcomes Shadow Assistant Minister for an Australian Head of State

The Australian Republic Movement (ARM) congratulates Matt Thistlethwaite on his appointment today as Shadow Assistant Minister for an Australian Head of State. Continue reading

Poll verdict on the future King Charles: "unpopular and untrusted – even at home"

A new poll of public opinion in the UK is bad news for Prince Charles. Research conducted by FTI Consulting on behalf of the Australian Republic Movement shows that almost two-in-three Brits – 63% or those surveyed – do not want Prince Charles to replace the Queen when she dies. Continue reading

Peter FitzSimons delivers the 2017 Thea Astley Lecture

Delivered at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival on 5 August 2017   Continue reading

Republic Vote Commitment Welcomed by ARM

In this morning’s media it is reported that the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is about to commit to a national vote on the republic during his first term in office, if elected. We look forward to Mr Shorten’s speech to our 2017 Gala Dinner in Melbourne tonight with great excitement. Continue reading

ARM's response to Malcolm Turnbull's meeting with the Queen

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet Queen Elizabeth II in London on 8 July.   The Prime Minister is being encouraged, by the Australian Republic Movement, to reassure the Queen that Australia will remain in the Commonwealth of Nations. Continue reading

Over 700 volunteers join together in the Australian Republic Movement's first National Day of Action

More than 700 volunteers from every state and territory will hit the streets today and get the word out that Australians deserve one of our own as our Head of State. With plans to canvas more than 100,000 homes this National Day of Action, today will be the biggest show of strength since 1999. Continue reading

Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten to Address Historic Gathering of Australian Republicans in Melbourne

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will bring the campaign for an Australian republic to a new peak, as the Australian Republic Movement’s guest of honour and keynote speaker at its Gala Dinner on 29 July. Last year’s ARM Gala Dinner keynote speaker Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull proudly declared, “I am an Australian and proud to say so. Our head of state should be someone who can say the same.” The Pathway to a Republic dinner in 2017 will bring together supporters of a republic from across the country at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne – the location of the first gathering of the Federal Parliament. The location will now become known for another pivotal moment in Australia’s history – the biggest gathering of Australian republicans. Continue reading

Media Release - Parties Come Together to Support New Push for an Australian Republic

A republic is back on the Federal parliamentary agenda with parliamentarians signing on to support the newly established bipartisan Parliamentary Friendship Group for an Australian Head of State. Continue reading