DANIEL FLEMING WRITES IN THE AGE - The Queen's Birthday holiday has become a tradition without ceremony. Most Australians appreciate the long weekend but prefer to shop, head to the ski fields or go to the football instead of toasting her majesty.Read More
This Queen's Birthday holiday, the onus is firmly on Prime Minister Turnbull and his Government to produce a road map toward an Australian republic.Read More
Anzac Day is a time to reflect, and I just can't help wondering why our service men and women still have to swear an Oath of Allegiance to the Queen instead of to the Australian people, writes Tim Mayfield.Read More
Australia woke up on Tuesday to a social calamity. It wasn't the latest musings of a deranged American billionaire, the prospective retirement of one of the last "good guys" of the AFL or even the shocking omission of a swimmer-cum-broadcaster-cum-swimmer from the Australian Olympic team.
Instead, it was the aesthetic, artistic and symbolic mess that is Australia's new $5 note.Read More
The Australian Republican Movement (ARM) is saddened to learn of the death of long-time member Dr John Hirst. A leading historian and public intellectual, Hirst was a powerful advocate for an Australian republic and served as the inaugural convenor of the ARM in Victoria.Read More
We, the undersigned Premiers and Chief Ministers of Australia, believe that Australia should have an Australian as our Head of State.Read More
Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr
“I believe Australians deserve to have a head of state who is Australian – someone who lives in our country and represents our values and belief. Our ties with the Monarchy continue to reflect a nation of the past. It’s time for us to grow up and stand on our own two feet.”
In his first interview after becoming Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull made it clear: "The republic issue cannot belong to a politician. It's got to be a genuine popular movement . . ."
He has come to the right place! The Australian Republican Movement is exactly that, but now, all across our brown and pleasant land, we need to demonstrate that fact.Read More
The ARM is grateful to John Bell, AO, for permission to reproduce his National Republican Lecture, delivered on 13 November 2015 in Sydney.
John Bell is one of the nation’s most illustrious theatre personalities. Award-winning actor, acclaimed director, risk-taking impressario and torch-bearing educationalist, Bell has been a key figure in shaping the nation’s theatrical identity as we know it over the past 50 years. He is the founding Artistic Director of the Bell Shakespeare Company.Read More
Dear Members and Supporters of the Australian Republican Movement,
Ah, long have we waited, deep have been our trials, but . . . we are on the move!
Whatever you think of the events in Canberra last night, the upshot for us, is significant.Read More