|The debate is over...republicans will have to find another reason|
|Written by Professor David Flint AM|
|Wednesday, 09 July 2008|
The principal argument advanced in the campaign for a change to a republic is that the Head of State should be Australian; constitutional monarchists reply that we already have an Australian Head of State in the Governor-General.
With the approval of the editor, Dr Keith Windschuttle, the paper is now available on our site and may be downloaded by clicking on the link above. (Two minor corrections have been made to the text. )
Republicans will have to find another reason to persuade Australians to make the biggest structural change to our constitutional system since Federation, as a former Chairman of the ARM described it.
To read which prominent republican said what, look at Sir David Smith's book, Head of State, which is cited in the article.
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