Australianconstitution.com.au is neither pro nor anti the concept of a crowned republic or an elected/appointed president of a republic. Papers have been submitted to put forward irrefutable facts and hopefully to dispel any myths.

AustralianConstitution.com.au is motivated in part by the following:-

“We can only participate effectively in our democracy if we have the information we need to make informed choices that affect us. On that basis, our democracy needs a lot of work on many fronts.”
John Hartigan (then CEO of News Ltd), Weekend Australian 14/15 March 2009.

“The key to restoring faith in our democracy is ensuring that Australians understand it.”
Malcolm Turnbull in his book Fighting for the Republic (Sydney: Hardie Grant Books, 1999 at p. ix.)

And also the words of the independent and highly respected UK journalist, the late W.F. Deedes (Lord Deedes) when he was sent from the UK to cover the 1999 Referendum who wrote
“I have rarely attended elections in any country, certainly not a democratic one, in which the newspapers have displayed more shameless bias. One and all, they determined that Australians should have a republic and they used every device they had towards that end.”

While there is no obvious public action being promoted at the moment to promote another referendum with regard to Australia becoming a republic, the above quotes are the inspiration for the creation of australianconstitution.com.au by a leading member of our community, Richard Allert AO FCA, an Australian republic supporter, and a member of the Australian Republican Movement; and Philip Gibson, a member of and retired volunteer for Australians for Constitutional Monarchy. Both agree that civics education is fundamental to an informed electorate at any future referendum.

The 20 papers linked here have been submitted to put forward irrefutable facts and hopefully to dispel any myths.

According to a 1994 ALP Government Civics Expert Group's report, alarmingly 82% of Australians know little or nothing about the Australian Constitution. The need therefore for verifiable and accurate information is great indeed if we are to make an informed vote if and when necessary.

Unfortunately we do not have the time at the moment to establish a blog and ask anyone wishing to comment on aspects of this website to write to:-

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THE TWENTY PAPERS - CLICK TO VIEW PDF:
  1. PLEBISCITES
  2. SOME OBSTACLES TO AN AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC
  3. SOME 19 REPUBLICAN FACTIONS
  4. UNILATERAL SUPPORTERS OF CIVICS EDUCATION
  5. AUSTRALIA'S UNITED NATIONS RATING
  6. AUSTRALIA IS INDEPENDENT
  7. THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG - OUR CHIEF NATIONAL SYMBOL
  8. DIRECT ELECTION -
    A LIST OF OVER 30 LEADING REPUBLICANS IN OPPOSITION TO IT
  9. TURNBULL: 40 EXPRESSIONS OF HIS OPPOSITION
  10. COST OF CHANGING TO A REPUBLIC
  11. OUR HEAD OF STATE IS THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND WHY
  12. SIR GERARD BRENNAN ON OUR CONSTITUTION
  13. MEDIA UNFAIR AND UNREASONABLE
  14. 82% OF AUSTRALIANS HAVE LITTLE UNDERSTANDING OF OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
  15. WHEN THE QUEEN GOES WE WILL GET OUR REPUBLIC -
    WRONG AND WHY
  16. ATTENTION THE MEDIA
  17. UNSW PAPERS - LEADING REPUBLICANS CRITICISING THE 1999 MODEL
  18. EIGHT QUESTIONS FOR ARM. AFTER MANY YEARS STILL NOT ANSWERED. A RESPECTED AND SENIOR ARM SUPPORTER SAYS THEY MUST BE ANSWERED BEFORE ANOTHER REFERENDUM
  19. OUR CROWNED REPUBLIC AND WHO SAYS SO
  20. CHANGE TO AN AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC NOT POSSIBLE?
  21. THOUGHTS ON A REPUBLIC

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