Won't this cost?

Becoming a republic will be invaluable for our national pride, dignity and our reputation in the world.

Simply turning the office of the Governor-General into the office of the Australian Head of State should not add significantly, if at all, to current costs.

There would, of course, be costs involved in the conduct of a plebiscite, democratic engagement and a referendum. These are the costs that go with properly involving the people in determining our future institutions.