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Flat White

Republic referendum a reckless economic waste

14 July 2022

10:00 AM

14 July 2022

10:00 AM

Since June 1, Matt Thistlethwaite has served as Assistant Minister for ‘the’ Republic. (What republic?) One month since his appointment, Prime Minister Albanese still has not explained to Australian taxpayers why they are funding this fantastical exercise in political overreach.

In late June, when I met with Mr Thistlethwaite in my capacity as an executive of the Australian Monarchist League, I put to him a frank question:

‘Mr Thistlethwaite, have you considered the disadvantageous economic ramifications an Australian republic would incur, and, if you have, will you and the government communicate your understanding of these to the Australian people in a transparent...

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