Republic Movement Says No to More Taxpayer Funded Ads

The Australian Republic Movement (ARM) will oppose a monarchist proposal for a taxpayer-funded year-long “public education campaign” about “Constitution and Crown”. Recently, the national chair of the Australian Monarchists League Philip Benwell wrote to all members of Parliament arguing for a year-long program. The letter has not been made public until now. Continue reading

Turnbull Opens Door To National Vote On Republic

The Australian Republic Movement (ARM) welcomes the Prime Minister’s statement today that the next step towards an Australian republic could be a postal survey on how an Australian head of state should be chosen. "The Prime Minister Mr Turnbull should now commit to a national vote on an Australian republic during the next Parliament,” said ARM Chair Peter Fitzsimons. "We are thrilled with the return of the PM – long the most passionate republican in the country; to moving forward the process of becoming a republic.  The leaders on both sides of politics clearly want this to happen. Now it’s not a question of if, but how." Continue reading

Australian Republic Advisory Panel Announced

The Australian Republic Movement has today announced the formation of the Australian Republic Advisory Panel. “The Australian Republic Advisory Panel brings together a group of leading Australians: people who are committed to an Australian head of state and who have agreed to serve as patrons for our cause,” said the ARM National Director Michael Cooney. Continue reading

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