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The Australian republic must enshrine rights for all

The republic proposal must include substantive protections for the disadvantaged, writes Dr Robert ...  
An Australian republic must be founded on a non-violent society

If Australia is to become a republic, we must first address violence within our society, partic ...  
Remembering Ted Smout: Queensland’s last WW1 veteran

The Sandgate, Queensland man who fought for king and country in World War I became a staunch ...  
Jenny Hocking's heroic palace coup is a victory for truth

Professor Jenny Hocking's victory in the release of the Palace letters is a significant one for ...  
Palace letters add to the history of the Whitlam Dismissal

Hundreds of letters between the Queen and Governor-General of Australia relating to the Dismissal ...  
Political lessons from history in becoming a republic

In order for Australia to move forward towards independence, it's important to take a look back at ...  
An Australian republic must inspire and include all

As social movements build in opposition to authoritarian populism around the world, we have to ...  
Ten years of truth: Happy birthday, Independent Australia!

Independent Australia turns ten today. History editor Dr Glenn Davies looks back over the last ...  
Political leaders must show conviction in pushing for republic

A quarter-century after Paul Keating proposed an Australian republic, David Muir suggests it has ...  
High Court ruling on the Palace letters could bear explosive consequences

Much hangs on the opening of correspondence between Buckingham Palace and Governor-General Kerr in ...  
Wren's Week: National Cabinet should be a model for government reform

The success of the National Cabinet's operation during the pandemic could be a model for a better ...  
Palace letters: Dismissal truths revealed in John Kerr autobiography omissions

Omissions from Sir John Kerr's autobiography have raised a number of questions regarding the royal ...  
When the Queen's birthday isn't even a birthday, it's time to move on

The lack of any public activity around the Queen’s Birthday shows how the concept of monarchy is ...  
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 ...  

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