Australia is unique - our land and our society are distinctive in the world. Everyone who leads Australia and Australians should state allegiance to these people and to this place. We deserve to have our own head of state - a person who 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 Republic 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 Republic Movement agrees - and that is why it is so important that you join now.