The Queen doesn’t contribute to our stability. The system is broken.

Australia has a stable democracy because Australians love a stable democracy, not because we have the King or Queen of the United Kingdom.

There are plenty of monarchies in the world that are not stable, like Thailand, the Solomon Islands and Saudi Arabia, and plenty of republics that are stable, like Ireland, Germany, France, Switzerland, the United States and India.

Our system of government in Australia is not perfect - but could make it stronger by having an Australian, chosen by Australians as our head of state.