Address to the National Press Club by ARM Chair Peter FitzSimons - "We're getting the band back together"
SA Premier joins ARM in Republic Push
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…
ARM launches Women's Network
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.
As the world changes, so must Australia
The Australian Republican Movement is launching a Women’s Network as part of its grass roots campaign for an Australian head of state.
Brexit gives rise to Australian republican push
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.
Brexit: Cut Australia's final tie to Britain to protect EU trade
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.
Ditch the Queen's Birthday for a holiday that matters to Australians
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.
ARM Calls on PM to Outline Path to Republic
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.
Call us 'crazy' we want an Aussie head of state
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.
Lest we Forget the Anzacs, but must we remember the Queen?
MELISSA GUBLIN WRITES IN LISMORE'S NORTHERN STAR - There hasn't been an Australian Republican Movement campaign on the Northern Rivers for more than 15 years.
Australia's new $5 note is a symbolic mess that retains relics of the past for no good reason
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.
Brand new $5 note. Same old Queen
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.
Farewell to ARM Member Dr John Hirst, FASSA
I’m no graphic designer but I don’t reckon you need to be to know that the new $5 note has missed the mark — unless the designers’ aim was to depict E. coli at dusk.
Declaration of Desired Independence
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.
Statements by Australian State and Territory leaders in support of an Australian Republic
We, the undersigned Premiers and Chief Ministers of Australia, believe that Australia should have an Australian as our Head of State.
Australia deserves an Australian Head of State
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.”
John Bell's 2015 National Republican Lecture
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.
A personal message to Members from ARM Chair Peter FitzSimons
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.
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.