Why did Australians vote to remain subjects of the monarchy ?
- RobinLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Because they are British
- RicoLv 61 month ago
Some people who supported the idea of becoming a republic didn’t like the proposed method for appointing a president, there were enough of them that decided to support the no vote that we monarchists won the referendum
- zipperLv 71 month ago
They have a World of benefits by staying part of England, as does Canada1 They have a joint Army, Air Force, and Navy: Huge Benefit there, and Good Health Care, Things That India lacked when England Ruled there, as did the USA in 1776. Times have changed, and so has the way the Crown Deals with it's subjects!
- Anonymous1 month ago
No-one could agree on a better system.
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- ausblueLv 72 months ago
certainly dont want a republic ..look how America is failing with its system
- 2 months ago
We are still going to an Asian president eventually.
- Aussie DevilLv 62 months ago
because Malcolm Turnbull was head of the Republican movement that is why
- Steve HLv 62 months ago
I quite like the idea of Australia becoming a Republic, but when you get down to the nuts and bolts of how this would be implemented, it doesn't seem so appealing.
There were three models offered to us and the most popular gave all the power to parliament to select our presidential candidates.
It seems to me like a bunch of pigs with their snouts in the trough, would be offering us all to vote their buddies in and create more cronyism than we already have.
The most popular - known by the acronym ARM, didn't garner more than half the vote though, so they teamed up with the least popular of the three. Together they offered us the choice of the ARM plan or retain the Monarchy.
Given those two choices, the majority of Australians voted to retain the Monarchy.
An excellent selection in my opinion.
Essentially most Australians did indeed want us to become a Republic, but there was a huge resurgence back towards what we have, due to Eddie McGuire and his merry band of cronies trying to foist an undesirable model upon us.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Because the system of constitutional monarchy that we have is a far better system than any republican system which has been proposed. It's much more stable: the monarchy keeps ultimate political power out of the hands of a partisan politician, as the Governor-General can be guaranteed to be impartial because he has the notional weight of the monarch behind him, even if it's symbolic. It's much more cost-effective: Australian taxpayers don't pay a single cent for the upkeep of the monarchy, but if we had a president we'd pay a $hitload of money for yet another politician who would be on the gravy train for life. It would be far, far more expensive, and the last thing we need is yet another greasy politician.
Secondly, those who go on about an Australian head of state ignore the fact that we already have an Australian head of state in the Governor-General, who these days is always an Australian. Remember that 'head of state' is an international diplomatic term, not a constitutional position, since there's no such thing as a head of state codified in our constitution (the Queen is regarded as the sovereign, not HoS), and when other countries host diplomatic functions, our Governor-General is always received alongside presidents and other heads of state.
Support for a republic has consistently declined since the referendum in 1999. The vast majority of politicians support a republic, which isn't representative of the population as a whole. When there's an issue that most of the public don't support, but most politicians DO, then it's a sure sign that that proposal is something we need like a hole in the head. Republican politicians, as well as loudmouth republicans like Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Fitzsimons, all support it because they're falling over each other to be the first president. Eugh, no thanks! Very happy with what we have.
- Anonymous2 months ago
didn't like the republic model we were asked to vote for.