The Australian Republic Movement (ARM) congratulates Matt Thistlethwaite on his appointment today as Shadow Assistant Minister for an Australian Head of State.Read More
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.Read More
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?"Read More
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.
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.Read More
More than 700 volunteers from every state and territory will hit the streets today and get the word out that Australians deserve one of our own as our Head of State. With plans to canvas more than 100,000 homes this National Day of Action, today will be the biggest show of strength since 1999.Read More
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.”Read More
A republic is back on the Federal parliamentary agenda with parliamentarians signing on to support the newly established bipartisan Parliamentary Friendship Group for an Australian Head of State.Read More
Public support for an Australian republic has skyrocketed off the back of the Australian Republican Movement’s high profile campaign.Read More
The Australian Republican Movement (ARM) received a significant boost today with confirmation that a majority of Federal Parliamentarians – in both houses – support Australia becoming a republic.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
"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."Read More
The Australian Republican Movement (ARM) today broke its silence on the marriage equality plebiscite,
declaring the proposed vote a waste of time and money.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
The Australian Republican Movement is launching a Women’s Network as part of its grass roots campaign for an Australian head of state.Read More
TIM MAYFIELD WRITES IN THE HUFFINGTON POST - Let's get one thing straight from the beginning: the United Kingdom is diminished as a result of Brexit and there is precious little that Australia should seek to emulate about the whole sorry process.Read More
PETER FITZSIMONS WRITES IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD - The impact of Brexit – love it or hate it – on the Australian Republican Movement?
Enormous. And about 10 times what I had anticipated.Read More
MEDIA RELEASE: Australian republicans have today called for an accelerated end to the British Monarchy in Australia, to help promote Australia's strong trade relationship with the European Union - our second most important trading partner.Read More