Why push the politicians' republic again?
Written by ACM   
Thursday, 11 April 2013

With Malcolm Turnbull restoring the republican issue to the agenda, 2GB’s and the national Macquarie network’s Michael McLaren asked Professor David Flint for his views.

 In 1999, Malcolm Turnbull was Chairman of the ARM, and Professor Flint was as he is now, National Convenor and Chairman of ACM.  You can listen to  the interview here.

The question that is being raised is ''Why has Malcolm Turnbull decided to demonstrate to the world that the frontbench is divided on the fundamental question of a politicians' republic?''

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(Malcolm Turnbull chaired the official Vote Yes Committee, Kerry Jones , executive director of ACM, chaired the official Vote No Committee. Greg Barns, now National Campaign director for Wikileaks’ Julian Assange’s Senate bid, was the ARM National Campaign Director, and David Elliott, now a NSW MP, was the ACM’s National Campaign Director. Tony Abbott, now the Leader of the Federal Opposition was Kerry Jones predecessor as ACM’s executive director and was working close to the ACM with senior ministers Alexander Downer and Nick Minchin.)