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To: pnh102
How would Australia’s government change if it were to dump the monarchy?

Well about 30 years ago the Governor General (the Queen's Representative), kicked out the elected Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, who was hard left. He continued to have a majority in parliament, as I remember. That couldn't happen in a Republic.

9 posted on 05/09/2008 8:33:48 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (All of this has happened before, and will happen again!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

November 11th, 1975 - Whitlam had lost control of the Senate, but still had a majority in the House of Representatives at the time of his dismissal until Parliament was dissolved a few hours later.


14 posted on 05/09/2008 9:26:03 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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