What about the Royal Family? I like the Queen

Lots of republic supporters respect the Queen, but becoming a republic is a decision we need to make for ourselves. The Queen has always said that it’s up to Australians to decide for ourselves. It’s not about the royals – it’s about us.

As a republic within the Commonwealth we will always acknowledge the role the UK has played in our past, and future monarchs will continue to visit and be received by an Australian head of state as friends and equals.