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Let’s discuss the proposed role for an Australian Head of State before the selection process

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Concerns are being raised about a new model for selecting a President put forward by the Australian Republic Movement. These highlight unintended consequences of moving too quickly in changing to a “Republic” model.  

One key issue that is unclear, is what people expect an Australian President to do!  

Perhaps the President should be the champion of the Constitution as Chair of a Constitutional Council, that advocates for an effective and contemporary Constitution. The balance of the role could be clearly defined in terms of official and ceremonial responsibilities - and the requirement to avoid any political or partisan activity.

What do you think?

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Lynn Wood @ 2022.01.15 8:14 AM

Good point Glenn that we should consider what a Head of State does before we vote for a Republic. This is the role of the Governor General.  https://www.gg.gov.au/about-governor-general/role-governor-general



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