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Diamond Jubilee 2012

Diamond Jubilee 2012

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is the forthcoming international celebration in 2012 marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of The Queen.

The British and Canadian governments have announced details of celebrations in those countries. ACM is asking that similar celebrations take place in Australia.
 

A petition to our governments and parliaments to honour The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 may be signed here

A Loyal Address to Her Majesty can be signed here.

Details of the London celebrations can be accessed here. 

For details of the Thames River pageant, click here  and of broadcasts to Australia, click here.

 




Commonwealth Day lunch Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Friday, 15 June 2012

n 8 June 2012 The Queen attended a Commonwealth lunch at Marlborough House following her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Guests included Her Excellency, Ms Quentin Bryce, the Governor-General of Australia. This report is from The Royal Channel.

 
Another wild goose chase Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
During the referendum campaign, the newspapers formed a consensus view.  This was the constitutional monarchy was doomed.  A politicians’ republic was inevitable.  So they pushed for that wild goose chase, how to graft a politicians' republic onto our successful constitutional system.

It cost a fortune, divetring taxpayers' money from essential purposes. Worse, it distracted our politicians from fulfilling their fundamental duties in governing the country. 

Only a handful of newspaper commentators dissented from this republican consensus.

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[ Wild goose chase ]


More than a decade on, the constitutional monarchy is stronger than ever.  It is ironical, but sad that the future of newspapers rather than the monarchy is under a cloud. 

There are were reports recently that the Fairfax board was seriously considering terminating the print editions of the weekday newspapers leaving only the Saturday editions on paper.  All the rest - including those great journals of record, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age - would be online.

The American experience is that an online newspaper is no substitute for the print version.  The very large establishments which only the print media have are soon run down.  They begin to lose their clout and their influence.

The ABC apart, it  is the newspapers which do the bulk of reporting in Australia.  The electronic media are highly dependent on the newspapers, and usually managed with only a handful of journalists. 

The stories tend to break in the newspapers and are then taken up by the electronic media.  At the same time people rarely read the electronic versions of newspapers in the same detailed way you do a newspaper.

This is a tragedy for Australia and it may beinevitable. I hope not.

 But isn't it ironical that the very people who were predicting  the inevitable destruction of a constitutional monarchy are possibly the ones to go?




...commentariat still republican... 



And yet the commentariat remains obstinately and unhealthily obsessed with destroying the Australian Crown.  The Weekend Australian of 9–10 June, 2012 contained two pieces responding to the Diamond Jubilee which demonstrate this. And they are not the only ones.

The Australian published my letter and one from Neville Jackson from Wahroongah in New South Wales today: “There is no point in another wild-goose chase for a republic.”


ANGELA Shanahan and Peter van Onselen are easily distracted by their irritation with the crown ("Queen is rightly admired but Australians must continue to question her constitutional role", and "The royal reason our system is broken", 9-10/6).

Usually more concerned about moral issues, Shanahan wishes to remove the one constitutional institution that is intrinsically Judaeo-Christian. She forgets the old adage that where there is a crown there is an altar.

Van Onselen is rightly concerned about the concentration of power that Canberra politicians, in alliance with activist centralist judges, have surreptitiously achieved without the express approval of the people.

The solution is not in another round in that wild-goose chase, how to graft some politicians' republic on to our system. It would be a distraction that will only waste money and time without achieving anything.

The Australian people are canny enough not to let republican politicians monkey around with the Constitution. . .
The solution is not in some politicians' republic, but in making governments accountable, not every three or four years, but on every day of every month every year.

 

David Flint, Bondi Beach, NSW



..panic...



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Prince Philip - Happy Diamond Jubilee Birthday Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Sunday, 10 June 2012
As he leaves hospital, we wish Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a very happy 91st birthday in this Diamond Jubilee Year.


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[ The young Prince Philip]

He was born into the Greek Royal Family on 10 June, 1921, but his family was exiled from Greece when he was a child. He was educated in Germany and the UK.

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...service...




From his youngest years, the Duke’s life has been about service. In 1939, he left school and immediately enlisted in the Royal Navy.

Commissioned a midshipman, he served on the battleship HMS Ramillies, protecting convoys of the Australian Expeditionary Force in the Indian Ocean.

He later served in the Mediterranean on HMS Valiant in the Battle of Crete. He was mentioned in despatches for service during the Battle of Cape Matapan, and was awarded the Greek War Cross of Valour

In a series of courses at Portsmouth, he gained the top grade in four out of five sections and then served in convoy escort duties on the east coast of Britain, and then in the invasion of Sicily. He was appointed first lieutenant of HMS Wallace and at 21, was one of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy. He saw service in the British Pacific Fleet in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla, and was at Tokyo Bay when the instrument of Japanese surrender was signed.He later courted and married the then Princess Elizabeth later Queen Elizabeth.

This video report last year by the leading broadcaster ITN summarises some memorable moments.




...golden couple...

(Continued below)

 

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The Diamond Jubilee Queen's Birthday Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Sunday, 10 June 2012
The celebration of The Queen's Birthday in this Diamond Jubilee Year on Monday 11 June in South Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, and Tasmania, and in Western Australia on Monday 1 October, reminds us that the Australian Crown is our oldest institution, dating from the first settlement.

It is the institution under which we received self government and under which we then agreed to unite, as the preamble to the Constitution Act says…in "one indissoluble Federal Commonwealth under the Crown... and under this Constitution."

It is the institution under which we became independent, and which played a crucial role in the repatriation of the state constitutions in 1986.

The Crown is not a rubber stamp; it is an important check and balance on the exercise of power. It is not surprising then that The Queen’s Birthday is our first and oldest public holiday. As such it is a celebration of our history, our heritage and our great democracy.


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...the oldest holiday for our most venerable and still important institution...





The fact is that fact Australians have enjoyed this holiday since 1788 when Governor Phillip declared a holiday on the birthday of King George III.

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[ The Queen and the Australian State Coach ]



George Mackaness in "Admiral Arthur Phillip - Founder of New South Wales 1728-1814" describes that event thus (as posted to the Australian Republic Unplugged site):


(Continued below)

 

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Let The Queen know Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Friday, 08 June 2012
You can join in the year long celebrations of the 60th year of The Queen’s reign – and let Her Majesty know of your support.  Become part of history.

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Let The Queen know that you appreciate the impeccable service Her Majesty has given to Australia and to the Commonwealth.

So make sure your name appears on our Diamond Jubilee Loyal Address to The Queen

 Your name will be included in an attractive document which we will send to The Queen.

You can do this very easily by adding your name (and if you wish those of your family) and your email address.  Just click here

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