Tag: Australian republic

The Constitutional Historiography of the Palace Letters

BY WILL PARTLETT

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s dismissal by Governor-General Sir John Kerr in 1975 occupies an important part of Australian collective historical memory. It does so for good reason. By any account, the decision by an unelected representative of … Read the rest

Justifications for Initiating a Constitutional Amendment to Establish an Australian Republic: Assessing the Leaders’ Views

Glenn_PatmoreBY GLENN PATMORE

Interest in an Australian republic has recently been re-sparked by the ascendancy of prominent republican Malcolm Turnbull to the prime ministership, and statements of Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten. Despite the leaders’ apparent commitment to the … Read the rest

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