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Constitutional change could be catastrophic

Politicians seek constitutional reform to expand their power, not serve the people

8 August 2022

10:00 AM

8 August 2022

10:00 AM

The Albanese government has revived the push for a republic in Australia. Labor’s surprise push comes 23 years after the electorate rejected a republic in a referendum, followed up by a lack of enthusiasm among many (even among Labor voters) for a second referendum on the subject.

Regardless, republicans believe that their moment has come, spurred on by fashionable causes and a push for republics in Commonwealth nations which has seen Barbados become a republic last year.

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