Australian Republic Constitution
Australian Flag News Get Involved! Events Resources
Our Mission


To Preserve, To Protect and To Defend Our Heritage:

 Our Australian Constitutional System,

The Role of The Australian Crown in Our System  

&

  Our Flag

Main Menu
ACM Home
About ACM
ACM News
Anthems
Afghan Court Martial
Book Reviews
The Commonwealth
Contact ACM
Convenor's Column
Constitutional Monarchies and Republics Compared
Constitutional Monarchy in the Muslim World
Cost of Republicanism to the Taxpayer
Crowned Republic
Diamond Jubilee 2012
Event News
Federalism and the Mining Tax
Fiji
Flag: Keep The Flag
Governor of New South Wales
Head of State
Keating-Turnbull Republic: The Nineties
Knights & Dames
Latest News and Opinions
Links
Mate for a Head of State
Media and monarchy
Nile Inquiry
Opinion Polling
Orthodoxy and Monarchy
People's Republic?
Plebiscites
Prince Andrew
Prince Charles
Prince Harry
Prince Philip
Prince William & Catherine
Prince William In Australia
Prince William: The Early Years
Racist Republic?
Reserve Powers of the Crown
Resources
Return the Governor
Royal Commissions
Royal Finances
Self Funded Monarchy
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Succession
2020 Summit
Join our Mailing List
See our selection of videos from across the world:-
ACM Videos
AussieCrownTV - ACM's own TV channel:
Aussie Crown TV
Follow ACM on Facebook:
Facebook
Self Funded Monarchy
Self Funded Monarchy
Royal Finances
Royal Finances
Diamond Jubilee 2012
Diamond Jubilee 2012
Head of State
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Special Caribbean Report: Crown & Commonwealth

      Crown

The Commonwealth
The Commonwealth
Prince Harry
Prince Harry
Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew
Knights & Dames
Knights & Dames
The King's Speech: read the book, see the film.

The King's Speech

Watch the 2010 Neville Bonner Oration: Tony Abbott.
Tony Abbott
Nile Inquiry
Royal Commissions
Royal Commissions
Opinion Polls

 

Plebiscites
Plebiscites
2020 Summit
2020 Summit
Orthodoxy & Monarchy
Orthodoxy & Monarchy
Afghan Court Martial
Constitutional Monarchy in the Muslim World
Constitutional Monarchy in the Muslim World
Mate for a Head of State
Mate for a Head of State
Racist Republic?
Racist Republic
A People's Republic?
A People's republic?
Keating Turnbull Republic: The Nineties
The Keating Turnbull Republic
Crowned Republic
Crowned Republic
Polls
Republicans' Best Asset?
Is David Flint ( National Convenor since 1998) the republicans best asset, as some claim?
Syndicate
ACM Home

The sinister side of creeping republicanism.
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Friday, 23 July 2004


Some people say symbolism is unimportant-that it didn't matter if they change the oaths and remove the portrait of The Queen? There may well be a sinister side to this.

 On 20 July, Maralyn Parker revealed in Sydney's Daily Telegraph that the Code of Conduct for public school teachers in New South Wales actually instructs them that they serve the government of the day!

Read more...
 
Constitutional monarchies lead -again
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Thursday, 15 July 2004

The UN has just released its latest Human Development Index.

The five countries which lead the Index are all very close in the UN's assessments. They are Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and The Netherlands.

They all have one thing in common. They are all constitutional monarchies. A co-incidence? Not at all. Constitutional monarchies dominate the top end of the Index every year.

Needless to say, they are not to be found among those who are at the other end. 

 Until next time,

David Flint

 
Ten Questions to the Senate inquiry
Written by ACM   
Thursday, 01 July 2004
2 July 2004
On 30 March ACM put ten crucial questions to the Senate Committee inquiring into
an Australian republic.
ACM looks forward to the Committee's answers.
To read
the ACM submission, click on Media Releases on this site, then click on the
Release for April 13, 2004, entitled Senate Republic Hearing. At the foot of
that Release, click on ACM Senate Submission.
To read the transcript of Mrs
Kerry Jones and Professor David Flint's appearance before the Committee, go to
http://www.aph.gov.au/hansard/senate/committee/57541.pdf 
The relevant part begins at page 68.
To read other transcipts,go to the same site,and open 57542.pdf
Until next time,
ACM

    - Issues which must be resolved! -
 
Senate inquiry must answer ACM's 10 questions
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Thursday, 01 July 2004


On 30 March ACM put ten crucial questions to the Senate Committee inquiring into an Australian republic.

ACM l looks forward to the Committee's answers.

To read the ACM submission, click on Media Releases on this site, then click on the Release for April 13, 2004, entitled Senate Republic Hearing.

At the foot of that Release, click on ACM Senate Submission.

To read the transcript of Mrs Kerry Jones and Professor David Flint's appearance before the Committee, go to

http://www.aph.gov.au/hansard/senate/committee/57541.pdf

The relevant part begins at page 68. To read other transcipts,go to the same site,and open 57542.pdf

Until next time,

David Flint

 
Not a rubber stamp!
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Wednesday, 30 June 2004

It is surprising that the constitutional role of the Crown has been largely ignored in the republican debate.

This extends beyond the reserve powers. Even where the representative of the Crown is expected to act on advice, it is well established that he or she may, in appropriate cases, wish to be assured that what is being proposed is within power, that is, that it is legal.

In addition, if the exercise of the power is, as is often the case, subject to the fulfilment of a condition, that condition has been fulfilled. In addition it has been long accepted the Crown has certain rights- the right to be consulted, the right to encourage and the right to warn. According to reports from London, The Queen has increased the number of meetings with leading civil servants “ for fear of being kept in the dark”.

Read more...
 
A nanny republic?
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Wednesday, 16 June 2004

We have just heard the word republic used in a debate about a matter unrelated to the Constitution.

During the referendum campaign,the ARM actually proposed that the word republic not be used in the question! This suggests that the word has unpleasant connotations. More recently Bob Carr has argued that the words Commonwealth and Governor-General be retained.So why should we change the Constitution?

 

Read more...
 
NSW republican politicians to abolish Oath of Allegiance
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Sunday, 13 June 2004

On May 6 2004, the NSW Carr Labor Government introduced the Constitutional Amendment (Pledge of Loyalty) Bill, 2004. This Bill seeks to amend the NSW Constitution Act to remove all references to the Queen from the Oath of Allegiance that all MPs and Ministers must take under the State Constitution, as well as the removal of references to the Queen in the Ministers’ Oath of Service.


NSW MPs have been swearing the constitutionally required Oath of Allegiance to the Crown since 1902.

Read more...
 
London tabloid caught out publishing lie about Prince; monarchy's stocks rise
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Saturday, 12 June 2004


For the first time in many years, the Queen's Birthday passed without at least one republican stunt disturbing the enjoyment of the public holiday.No one this year demanded, for example, that The Queen give back Australia's Crown Land!(Incidentally,with problems about infrastructure hospitals law and order, the NSW authorities have nevertheless found the time to change the name of Crown Land,and now they are targetting the Oath of Allegiance.)

The weekend was memorable for the London tabloids being caught out for publishing or giving any credence to what is now shown to be a blatant lie about the Prince of Wales: see our columns of 16 and 20 November, 2003.

Read more...
 
Our media
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Saturday, 12 June 2004
The June issue of Quadrant leads with an editorial on the slow suicide of newspapers. The editor, P.P.McGuinness, begins by noting that the most recent victim of the lynch-mob mentality rife in the Australian media has been David Flint, the chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority. "He is the chief contemporary villain.... Professor Flint's deadly sin,it appears, has been his own bias and expressed views... He is being punished for having been an effective leader of the monarchist opposition to the republic referendum..."
Read more...
 
The Queen's Birthday Celebrations
Written by ACM   
Friday, 11 June 2004

June 12, 2004
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
National Office, Sydney Australia

The Queen’s birthday holiday 2004 will be enjoyed by many thousands of Australians as a celebration of our history, our heritage and our great democracy. Australians have been celebrating this great holiday since 1788 when Governor Phillip declared a holiday on the birthday of King George III. Until 1936 the actual birth date of the reigning monarch was observed. But after the death of King George V it was decided to retain the June holiday weekend, apart from Western Australian where it is celebrated in September/October.

Read more...
 
German president decides on political role
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Tuesday, 08 June 2004

Australian republicans are still searching for their third republican model.
What the republican establishment is still looking for-after a decade of searching- is a model as good as the present Constitution-they have not been able to find it. Probably because it doesn't exist. Nevertheles , we sometimes hear references to the German model.

( Remember Mr Keating wanted to change the name of the Commonwealth of Australia to the Federal Republic of Australia)

The President there is elected by a college consisting of federal and state politicians. He has little executive power-the Germans remember the way President Hindenberg appointed Hitler Chancellor in 1933.  As The London Daily  Telegraph says ,the presidency is as close Germany gets to royalty since abolishing the monarchy.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 251 252 253 254 255 Next > End >>

Results 4001 - 4016 of 4076
ROYAL VISIT 2014

Image

The Book Depository
Image
Image
Prince William: The Early Years
Prince Charles

Prince Charles

Constitutional Monarchies & Republics Compared

Image


Defend the Constitution and Flag
Australian Election Watch

10th Anniversary Neville Bonner Oration

11th Anniversary and Appeal

Crowned Republic 

   Keep The Australian Flag
Return the Governor to Government House
The Succession
The Succession
The Governor of New South Wales
Governor of New South Wales
Fiji
Fijian soldier
Media and Monarchy
Media and Monarchy
Royal Yacht Britannia
Royal Yacht Britannia
Republic Audit: Costs of Republic
Republic Audit: Costs of Republic
Reserve Powers of the Crown
Events
October 2017 November 2017 December 2017
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
Week 44 1 2 3 4
Week 45 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Week 46 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Week 47 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Week 48 26 27 28 29 30
Latest ACM News: -