The Republic Debate

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The Republic Debate

  1. 1. THE REPUBLIC DEBATE<br />By: Carlie , Clara and Larissa<br />9D<br />
  2. 2. What is the republic debate? <br />
  3. 3. Australia has a system of government called a constitutional monarchy. This means that the Queen is technically the head of state, but we have our own constitution which limits her power to a minimal and ceremonial role. Within Australia, the Queen is represented by the governor general, who is appointed by the prime minister.<br />
  4. 4. What republic does Australia want to be? <br />
  5. 5. They want to become independent and have democratic freedom,have their own president of the country.<br />
  6. 6. What is a Monarchy? <br />
  7. 7. A form of government that is ruled by the royal family.<br />
  8. 8. Will a republic make Australia more democratic?<br />
  9. 9. Yes: Australia should perfect its democracy by becoming a republic. The only question regards whether people think it is a problem that Australia's process for selecting its head of state is undemocratic.<br />
  10. 10. Is a republic important to Australian independence from Britain?: <br />
  11. 11. No, Australians can vote to exit the commonwealth, but have chosen to remain. Australians have chosen to remain within the commonwealth. Therefore, they have not been denied independence in any way. <br />
  12. 12. Is a republic more functional? Or does the monarchy "work just fine"?<br />
  13. 13. That Australia's monarchy works does not make it democratic nor right. When something is wrong, it matters not that it works; it must be changed.<br />
  14. 14. Will a republic make Australia more democratic? Is this important?<br />
  15. 15. This is about Republican elitist politicians wanting to increase their power by eliminating checks on them from the monarchy.<br />
  16. 16. Would a republic help stabilize Australian politics or is it the reverse?<br />
  17. 17. Many Australians distrust the Australian political classes and believe the provision of executive powers to a local politician would result in an undesirably partisan head of state, and subsequent instability.<br />
  18. 18. Thanks for watching ! ;d<br />

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