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Republicans divided again
Written by ACM   
Sunday, 17 August 2014
The latest scrap between some of Australia's most prominent  republicans is over Tony Abbott's position on the  referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom ( with the Scottish Independence party promising it would remain a kingdom).

Former Fairfax journalist David Marr – drawing a very long bow – argues it is a calculated to protect the monarchy.

On the ABC Insiders programme he argued that Scottish independence would have serious constitutional consequences in Australia. 

The respected conservative commentator Dr Gerard Henderson — a leading republican – disputed that.

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We have a suspicion that David Marr was trying to be amusing.This is about reports that Tony Abbott had joined other international leaders – the  US President Barack Obama and Chinese premier Li Keqiang – in  voicing support for the Better Together campaign.

Tony Abbott told The Times: “What Scots do is a matter for the Scots and not for a moment do I presume to tell Scottish voters which way they should vote.“But as a friend of Britain, as an observer from afar, it’s hard to see how the world would be helped by an independent Scotland.”

 
The Queen invests G-G Sir Peter Cosgrove
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014

On Tuesday, 5 August 2014 at Balmoral The Queen invested the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC as a Knight in the Order of Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbott (the first executive director of ACM) advised Her Majesty in 2014 to restore Australian knighthoods.

ACM have long campaigned for the restoration of knighthoods and dames and have dedicated a section on our site www.norepublic.com.au to this end.

In late 2013 we petitioned the Prime Minister concerning the appointment of Governors-Generals. We argued that governors-general must be willling to accept such high honours as The Queen may wish to confer.

We stated:

We pray therefore that when you advise Our Most Gracious Sovereign Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia on the appointment of the next Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, You place before Her Majesty the name or names of Australians:

Who are eminent in their chosen field, Who are committed to long standing and time honoured Australian institutions and symbols, Who have no political ambitions,

Who accept that the Australian Crown is and must remain above the political arena,

Who will not divide, but will unite the country,

Who believe in constitutional monarchy and will swear the Oath of Allegiance to the Sovereign, without reservation or condition, Who will in good faith at all times honour their Oath of Allegiance,

and Who are willing to accept the award of such high honours as Her Majesty The Queen may be pleased to confer. And your Petitioners, men and women of Australia, as in duty bound, shall ever pray for Her Majesty's most prosperous reign. Advance Australia Fair! God Save The Queen.

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[ On Tuesday, 5 August 2014 at Balmoral The Queen invested the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC as a Knight in the Order of Australia.Sources: Huffington Post UK, www.norepublic.com.au ]

 

 
Flag Day Lunch 2014 - Tasmania
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Australian National Flag Association (Tas) Inc. are holding their annual Flag Day luncheon on Friday 5 September 2014.

Present will be Special Guest Mr. Tony Hope, Tasmanian historian & author, Geologist & principal mining consultant at GHD, active member of ANFA (TAS), as well as a passionate supporter of our nation's rich history, heritage & institutions.Elise Archer LLB, on Friday 5 September 2014.

This is to be held at Parliament House, Hobart, at 12noon for 12.30pm.

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Click here to download a PDF copy of the flyer.

 
Prince William unveils Flinders statue at Australia House in London
Written by ACM   
Friday, 25 July 2014

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Prince William attended Australia House in London on Friday to unveil a statue of explorer Matthew Flinders.

The statue commemorates the British captain who between 1801 and 1803 became the first to circumnavigate the island continent, mapping its whole coastline. The navigator and cartographer is also credited with popularising the use of ‘Australia’ as the name of the land mass more commonly referred to as Terra Australis at the time.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, The Duke of Cambridge lauded the sculpture’s creator Mark Richards for “telling the story of Captain Flinders with such elegance.”

“First, I appreciate the way this work communicates Captain Flinders as a man of action, strength and determination,” Prince William said.

“Second, I very much appreciate the sensitivity of the inscription around the base of the statue.

“Some of you may know that Matthew Flinders had an indigenous Australian on board with whom he clearly had a close rapport. His name was Bungaree, a person Flinders described as ‘worthy and brave’.

”’Worthy and brave’ is a description that is just as apt for Captain Flinders himself.”

Read more: http://bit.ly/1tHWrw6

 
Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony: Eyes of the world fall on Glasgow for spectacular show at Celti
Written by ACM   
Friday, 25 July 2014

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They cheered for teams fresh from two-week trips on post office ships, and the microscopic populations of tide-lapped Pacific atolls. But the biggest roar of the night was reserved for the Queen who declared open the Commonwealth Games deep in the green-hooped half of Glasgow.

Piles of Scottish cliches unashamedly lay thick on the ground where the legendary Lisbon Lions once jinked their way to glory as Celtic Park reached out to put on a welcome which shattered so many entrenched political divides.

It could only be the Commonwealth Games: that last bastion of slightly anarchic unpredictability in a sporting world increasingly over-glossed into a shiny sludge of commercial profit and polished platitudes.

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After all, the Games had not even begun and already befuddled squads of far-flung cyclists had embarked upon their quadrennial reckless road trip round the host city's major motorways. Novice swimmers and squash players have expressed their excitement simply to belong.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2703218/COMMONWEALTH-GAMES-OPENING-CEREMONY-Eyes-world-fall-Glasgow-spectacular-Celtic-Park.html#ixzz38QgepupU

 
Her Majesty presents Dame Quentin Bryce with Insignia
Written by ACM   
Friday, 25 July 2014

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Former Governor-General of Australia, Dame Quentin Bryce, was presented by Her Majesty with the insignia of Dame of the Order of Australia at Buckingham Palace on 22 July 2014. Her husband Michael Bryce was in attendance.

 
Luncheon: The 200th Anniversary of the Death of Admiral Arthur Phillip
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (ACM) is pleased to invite you and your guests to another joint function with the Australia-Britain Society (NSW Branch) Inc. (ABS).

A luncheon commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Admiral Arthur Phillip will be held at Noon for 12.30pm on Wednesday, 27 August 2014, in the Stranger's Dining Room, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney. Our Parliamentary Host will be the Rev. the Hon. Fred Nile MLC.

Special guest, Mr. Richard Tanner, will share his experience in overcoming republican opposition to the 1988 First Fleet Re-enactment.

Full details of the luncheon, which also commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Captain Matthew Flinders, can be found on the flyer above.

We do hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a wonderful afternoon.

 
Arthur Phillip memorial stone unveiled at Westminster Abbey
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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A memorial stone to first fleet commander Admiral Arthur Phillip has been unveiled at Westminster Abbey in central London.

The Duke of Edinburgh laid a wreath at the stone during an hour-long dedication service on Wednesday that was also attended by NSW Governor Dame Marie Bashir.

Phillip, the first governor of NSW, is the latest addition to the long list of 3,300 notable people buried or memorialised in the abbey.

This year marks 200 years since Phillip died in August 1814 in England.

Australians for Constitutional Monarchy is holding a combined luncheon with the Australia-Britain Society (NSW Branch) on 27 August to commemorate this significant occasion. The guest speaker will be Mr. Richard Tanner, who played a significant role in overcoming republican opposition to the 1988 First Fleer Re-enactment. Details of the luncheon will be posted shortly.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/10/arthur-phillip-memorial-stone-unveiled-westminster-abbey

 
Happy Birthday Prince George!
Written by ACM   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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Australians for Constitutional Monarchy is delighted to, on behalf of all its members, wish little Prince George much health and happiness on this, the occasion of his first Birthday.

The beautiful image above, taken recently, shows the Prince walking unaided. The Duke of Cambridge has described the baby Prince as "charging" around Kensington Palace, while his uncle has noted his nephew's resemblance to Winston Churchill.

 
All Saints Brisbane Evensong and Benediction Service
Written by ACM   
Monday, 21 July 2014

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Fr. Richard of All Saints, Brisbane, has extended an invitation to all ACM supporters to attend an Evensong and Benediction Service, on Sunday 3rd August.

The service will commence with four verses of “God Save the Queen”,  and “The Litany of the Warrior Saints” will be sung in procession which will include the World War I saints, St Pius X, as well as recently beatified “Blessed Charles, Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary”, and Russian canonised “St Nicholas-the-Passion-Bearer and Czar of All the Russias”.

Lessons will be read in German and French respectively.

The Preacher will be The Rev’d Major David Snape, Defence Force Chaplain – Army at Amberley.

 
Condolences to families of MH17 disaster
Written by ACM   
Monday, 21 July 2014

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Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, like all Australians and others around the world, was very saddened to learn of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster.

Our condolences go out, in particular, to families of those Australians who so senselessly lost their lives.

We have no doubt that the nation is behind the Prime Minister's call for an independent investigation.

 
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