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Ridiculous claims exposed Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Thursday, 18 April 2013

The republican campaign in the nineties featured a series of claims by various prominent people that Australia would be showered with all sorts of attractive benefits if only we would do what they said and change our constitution and become a politicians’ republic.

One prominent argument was that if only we became a politicians’ republic our trade with Asia would take off . ( Australian youth not interested in republican cargo cult
 7 November 2012)


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ACM pointed out on many occasions what anybody would know. This is that people overseas buy from us not because they like us, not because they approve of our Constitution but because they are happy with the price, our reliability as a stable country and likely to deliver and the quality of what we are selling.

In his column in The Australian on 18 April,2013,  the foreign editor Greg Sheridan comes to a not dissimilar conclusion. He points out that for eight years we have been trying to conclude a free trade agreement with China and have not been successful so far.

He asks whether the absence of an FTA is a serious impediment to trade.

Pointing  to the growth of trade in China to $130 billion a year with China buying a third of our exports - all without an FTA, h says we should question the effectiveness of government actions on trade “a bit more widely. China buys stuff from us - mainly bulk commodities but also some education services - because we are reliable suppliers, politically stable and, until recently, relatively cheap.”

 

“Those factors reflect well on our political and economic development across 200 years. But they reflect almost nothing on contemporary policy to engage Asia, to become Asia-literate or to navigate a course through the Asian Century,” he adds.

 

“The enduring features of Australia - from our rule of law and our apparently indestructible diplomatic service to our mineral endowments - continue to deliver results.”

But then he observes” The value added by our political process, on the other hand, is vanishingly small.”

 

 

...trade will improve under a republic....

 

 

 

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Willoughby City Council - HM remains Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013

 

Thanks to Councillor John Hooper, a push by Councillor Nic Wright to have the portrait of the Queen in the council chambers replaced by the crest of Sydney’s Willoughby Council was rejected at last Monday night's Council meeting reports  Oliver Murray  in the North Shore Times of  April, 2013. 

ACM hears that Cr. Wright recently held a fundraiser for the republican movement on the North Shore.


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Councillor Hooper coordinated the campaign to retain the portrait.  An ACM member contacted the local media as well as Chris Smith’s high rating programme on radio station 2GB Sydney.

According to Oliver Murray, Cr Wright argued that it was "more appropriate" to have the council's crest on display rather than the portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Cr Hooper told the Council that while he was a republican, it would be "highly disrespectful" to remove the Queen's portrait while she remained Australia's head of state.

It would be a farce and humiliating to our council,” Cr Hooper said.

"We already have the council seal in front of where the mayor sits and it's entirely appropriate the Queen is there as our head of state."

 

 

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The Queen Mother & the brave Australian soldier Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Monday, 15 April 2013

An Australian soldier machine gunned in the First World War was treated in hospital and then sent to convalesce at Glamis Castle, the Scottish ancestral seat of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

 

 

The soldier, Lt Rupert Octavius Dent of the 54th Battalion there met Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who was to marry Prince Albert Duke of York and in 1936 become Queen --Empress. The young aristocrat was then doing voluntary work assisting the soldiers running errands visiting wards, and generally been very useful purpose to the nurses and the  soldiers.

Lt Dent, the future Queen, her mother and the family were to form a close relationship. She said he made her laugh and her mother, Lady Strathmore said that "We shall never forget you".

They continued to correspond after his return to Australia,  and he met Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of York at Government House in Sydney on the couple's visit to Australia in 1927 to open the new Parliament at Canberra.

Some of the Queen Mother's letters were found several years ago in a second-hand chest of drawers purchased as a restoration project.

Writing in the Sun Herald on 11 March 2013  Tim Barlass told this fascinating story and revealed that the letters were to be auctioned. This took place in Sydney on 11 April, 2013, the letters being sold for $3500.

The ABC's Scott Bevan interviewed ACM's National Convener Prof David Flint one hour before the auction.

 
John Howard to represent Australia at funeral of Baroness Thatcher Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Friday, 12 April 2013

The Prime Minister Ms. Gillard was right to ask John Howard OM AC to represent the government and the people of Australia at the funeral of Lady Thatcher.    “I decided to do that because out of the former Australian prime ministers he is the one with the deepest connection to Margaret Thatcher,” Ms Gillard said.

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“I decided it was the appropriate thing for him to represent the nation at the funeral,” she added.

 

Among their shared views was a strong commitment to the constitutional monarchy. Baroness Thatcher has a very high regard for Australia and made a special point of attending the central event of the Australia Week celebrations in London to mark the centenary of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900.

 

 

 
Winston Churchill - Things No Longer Said Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Friday, 12 April 2013

A superb review in American Spectator of a celebrated work  on Winston Churchill’s role during the war  brings out some truths which are being hidden from today’s generation as they are taught to despise our past. (Details of the book are at the foot of this note.)

In it, the  former US presidential aide  Aram Backshian  writes that in “..Winston Churchill,  his father’s eloquence and political daring and his mother’s indomitable will and ability to charm (when she wanted to) combined to form a man of iron determination, ruthless ambition, and formidable talents.

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“It is important to remember, however, that these qualities were always harnessed to Winston’s exalted Victorian conviction that men of his class were born to lead, that the empire they led was a noble, civilizing enterprise, and that the pursuit of glory in defense of that enterprise was selfless rather than selfish.
 

“That this lofty conviction was more than a little diluted from in no way detracts from its remarkable positive achievements. 

 

“Even today, much of what is best in countries as different as India and Canada, Singapore and Ghana, can be traced to the educating and modernising influence of the Victorians, their dedication to the rule of law, and – at least theoretically – their respect for individuals, property, tolerance, and due process.

Churchill was a true son of this imperial vision. Thus it is the supreme irony of his life that while he is rightly credited with being one of the greatest wartime leaders in history, the empire he thought he was saving in the darkest days of World War II was already doomed for reasons having little or nothing to do with the war. Britain had carried out her “civilizing mission” all too well. Succeeding generations of British-educated colonial subjects raised on concepts of British law, liberty, and representative government were heading—slowly but inexorably—toward independence long before the world first heard of Adolf Hitler.


...Order of the boot...

 

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Queen's Birthday, Hobart Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Tuesday, 09 April 2013
A Luncheon to mark the birthday of Her Majesty, The Queen,  in the presence of The Hon P.G. Underwood AC, Governor of Tasmania and Mrs Underwood, is to be held on: 

Tuesday 18th June 2013. 12 noon for 12:30pm

Venue:  Lenah Valley RSL.

Dress:  Lounge suit or uniform.

Cost: $28 per person. 

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[Her Majesty in Hobart in 1970 ]

This is sponsored by the Council of United Commonwealth Societies of Tasmania.

ACM (Tasmania) is a Member of the Council. 

RSVP. 5th June

The Secretary CUCS

Ph. 62729852

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