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1 posted on 05/09/2008 7:59:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

How would Australia’s government change if it were to dump the monarchy?


2 posted on 05/09/2008 8:03:48 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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I actually kind of like the idea of having a figurehead to represent the country. When we think of England, we think of the Queen, not Tony Blair. But when other countries think of the US, they think of Bush, and they think less of Americans, rightly or wrongly. I wouldn’t support having such an arrangement here, but in the UK, Canada, and Australia, it might not be a bad idea to keep the Queen around.


3 posted on 05/09/2008 8:06:24 PM PDT by Bastiat_Fan (Please don't call me a PaulTard... Surrender Monkey is so much more pleasing to the ears!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here’s something the Australians might not have considered.

Why not replace the English monarch with an Australian one?

That is, since the monarch has no authority in Australia, why not elect a king and queen every couple of years, as people who represent Australia.

Their purpose would be as official “greeters” to important visitors, making tourism commercials, and generally act as the focal point of the things Australia wants to show off.

Put them in a “palace”, a trade center showing Australian products and corporations, along with interesting cultural stuff.


8 posted on 05/09/2008 8:33:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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