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The republic debate is back (again) but we need more than a model to capture Australians' imagination

  • Written by Dennis Altman, VC Fellow LaTrobe University, La Trobe University
The republic debate is back (again) but we need more than a model to capture Australians' imaginationChris Jackson/AP/AAP

The Australian Republic Movement has just released their preferred model for a republic.

It would see Australia’s parliaments nominate candidates for head of state, who would be put to a popular vote of all Australian voters. The head of state’s term would be for five years.

For the past two decades, the Australian...



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