In any national election the stakes are high. But if Labor wins they have committed to holding a referendum on an Australian republic. This issue was put to the Australian people in 1999 but lost. Yet, as I explain, it is an issue that will always be with us. For this episode, we flip things around and Whig Capital’s Jordan Shopov interviews me on the republican versus monarchy debate. Full disclosure – I am a spokesman for the Australian Monarchist League (and a member of the Australians for Constitutional Monarchy). But I hope I can give this important issue the fair background it deserves. As always, please remember to rate the podcast or share with your friends.
- From our image in Asia to reconciliation, is there nothing a republic won’t do?
- The revolving annual threat on our national symbols
- Why this matters
- How republics tend to stray from the best intentions
- How this might actually bring about a positive public debate on what has made Australia a success
Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in the Podcast
- Bob Hawke’s 1988 speech on our very British legacy
- Malcolm Turnbull’s Fighting for the Republic
- The Australian Monarchist League
- Australians for Constitutional Monarchy and my brief comments at the 2018 ACM National Conference
- A previous Jacobs Podcast discussing more pressing issues of federation for potential constitutional reform
- Australian Republican Movement
- Richard McGarvie