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Commonwealth Day and the sound of crickets

Australia's lack of interest in Commonwealth Day is a reflection of our desire to break from the ...  
JENNY HOCKING: What the Queen knew about the Whitlam Government dismissal

Historical myths die hard. And historical myths have plagued our understanding of the dismissal of ...  
No captain’s picks in an Australian republic

Scott Morrison has chosen the next Governor-General without any consultation. The captain’s ...  
Someone is missing from the republic debate

Malcolm Turnbull’s failure to advocate for an Australian republic has put the spotlight on the ...  
Peter FitzSimons and Australia's search for independence

Terra Australis has come a long way since the rebellion of 1854 but that last step, to becoming a ...  
Paving the way for independence: Citizen’s Day instead of Queen's Birthday

Is it time we cut the apron strings and replaced the outdated Queen's Birthday occasion with a ...  
Wattle you be doing on National Wattle Day?

The wattle tree has found its way into Australian republican symbolism, writes history editor Dr ...  
Monarchists seem to fear a popular uprising

Some high-profile monarchists are now more strident in their attacks on Bill Shorten’s plan for ...  
Our great unfinished project: The Australian republic

Today is the anniversary of the formation of the Australian Republic Movement, established on 7 ...  
Happy eighth birthday, Independent Australia!

Today is Independent Australia’s eighth birthday. Congratulations from history editor Glenn ...  
EDITORIAL: Barry Everingham's final deadline

IA is in mourning as our famous and highly esteemed senior correspondent, Barry Everingham, died ...  
The DINSRA: A roadmap to an Australian Republic

Dermot Daley introduces the Democratic Independent Neutral Secular Republic of Australia in ...  
How the royals and the media screw you

Despite the charade of a grand celebration of love, the royal wedding was no more than gross ...  
Modern family or royal wedding madness?

It’s the worst thing to happen to a republican, but falling for royal wedding madness is a ...  
From royal weddings to republics and revolution

The royal wedding was sugar-coated propaganda designed to prop up the ruling class at the expense ...  
Royalty comes and goes, it's never a part of the Australian identity

The royal wedding is all over the Australian news, but the excitement and monarchy always fade ...  
The crimes of Meghan Markle

Markle's crimes include dating other men before marriage, being ambitious and not fitting the ...  
Royals, republic models and listening to the Australian people

'Australia becoming a republic is about dumping the monarchy — and about writing a new page in ...