Peter FitzSimons delivers 2017 Thea Astley Lecture

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

We are met at an enormously exciting time for the Australian Republic Movement. In the past week, we have had an enormous breakthrough, with the announcement by Bill Shorten that, if elected, his government will hold a referendum in his first term with the simple question "Do you think Australia should be a republic and have an Australian as our head of state?"

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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.

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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.”

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PM to speak at Republican dinner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will help the Australian Republican Movement (ARM) celebrate its 25th anniversary at a gala dinner in Sydney on the 17th of December.

The dinner will recognise the many men and women who have served the ARM with distinction since its founding in 1991. Chief among them is the Prime Minister; a founding member, former chair, and life member of the Movement.

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Three Birthdays for the Queen in One Year?

Queenslanders will take the day off work today – not in recognition of their hard work – but to recognise a Monarch who will most likely be sleeping through the festivities held in her name.

It’s the third such day Australians have put on for the Queen this year, following Queen’s Birthday public holidays around the country on 12 June and 26 September. 

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Packer Backs Republic All The Way

"We warmly thank James Packer for his generosity," said ARM Chair Peter FitzSimons.

"It is one of many donations we have received from Australians, the smallest of which was $2, and was very touching. Another donor, who chooses to remain anonymous, has given a very hefty sum, and we warmly thank him, too."

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Address to the National Press Club by ARM Chair Peter FitzSimons - "We're getting the band back together"

Following is the transcript of an address delivered by Peter FitzSimons to the National Press Club in Canberra on 26 August 2015.

Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm delighted to be here. I wanted to begin by saying I am, you are, we are Australians. I feel that and I'm deeply honoured to be asked to address you on such a great Australian occasion, discussing this most important of Australian subjects, and from such a podium as this…

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SA Premier joins ARM in Republic Push

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and the Australian Republican Movement’s National Chair, Peter FitzSimons AM, are joining forces to call on the Prime Minister to act on an Australian republic.

The Premier and Mr FitzSimons will be discussing the virtues of Australia adopting one of our own as head of state at a breakfast in Adelaide on Tuesday 9 August.

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