Why do we need a royal who lives in the UK to serve as head of Australia? Why does Oz need royalty in the 21st century?
What are the best arguments for keeping royalty who live in the UK as the highest office in Australia? My South African cousin asked me why Australia is not able to have a resident Australian serve as our Head of State?
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavourite answer
Seeing no British King ever splited their blood on Australian soil to defeat their realm here as they have in Great Britain, their monarchy here seems less relevant.
- LudwigLv 73 weeks ago
You don't, you are going to go the way of Argentina and nobody in the rest of the world is even interested.
- FredLv 74 weeks ago
Many people say we should dump the monarchy but even though Queen Elizabeth has little actual say in Australian politics. Having that tie with Britain does have it's advantages especially in these times where China is flexing its military muscle in the South China sea and towards Australia. Britain sent its military to its colony of the Falklands Islands in 1982 when Argentina invaded. Many felt such a small insignificant country in the south Atlantic wasn't worth Britain fighting over it but Britain stands up for its Commonwealth countries and will come to their aid when they are attacked. Had the Falkland's been totally independent from Britain no one would have come to their aid and the Falkland's would have been part of Argentina and under their control.
Having a head of state who does not live here does not affect us and costs us nothing and the women love a royal visit, and all those stories, scandals and photos of the royals. There is also talk that Britain, Australia, New Zealand and I think India will form a military alliance that will help Australia have much more power in our region to help push back against China's push for control of the region. It apparently would make us one of the more powerful military alliances in the world. Silly talk like disowning Britain could be a major mistake as the world should be pulling together to keep countries that bully trying to become powerful through intimidation from ruling the south pacific countries. Do you want Australia to be a weak country that is intimidated by China to be weak and bowing to their demands. All that worries a lot of people is our image of being still answerable to Britain, and some people want Australia to be run by a President rather than a Prime Minister.
Many do not think that they would be throwing a powerful ally away, just so they can say we have total independence from Britain.
- 4 weeks ago
The monarchy of Australia refers to the institution in which a person serves as Australia's sovereign and head of state, on a hereditary basis. The Australian monarchy is a constitutional monarchy, modelled on the Westminster system of parliamentary government, while incorporating features unique to the Constitution of Australia.
The present monarch is Elizabeth II, styled Queen of Australia, who has reigned since 6 February 1952. She is represented in Australia as a whole by the Governor-General, in accordance with the Australian Constitution and letters patent from the Queen, and in each of the Australian states, according to the state constitutions, by a governor, assisted by a lieutenant-governor. The monarch appoints the Governor-General and the governors, on the advice of the respective executive governments; State and Federal. These are now almost the only constitutional functions of the monarch with regard to Australia.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- Aussie DevilLv 64 weeks ago
there is a old saying that goes -- if it ain't broke don't fix it
- ArmourorLv 54 weeks ago
We Australians Believe if it ain't Broke don't Fix it
It works it is free and she Does a Great Job
We could end up with a Trump as President
As i told my Local member we the People will cho0se and elect the President
and there will be No Job for the Boys If I and the People want Hoges as our First President it would be a Billion times better than the Drunk Bob Hawk or the Rudeness of Keeting and never a Turnbull
- Aussie BattlerLv 74 weeks ago
No-one can agree on who or how they would be chosen.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
The royals are a figure head that doesn't cost us anything a link to the past. The reality of the over throwing of Gough Whitlam wasn't the queens doing, it was internal snakes within Australia. Why waste a whole heap of money electing a useless president or some other figure head we would have pay a wage to, another freeloading snout in the tax payers trough $$$$.
Always listen Even an idiot can be correct at times
- Half Drawn BoyLv 74 weeks ago
The monarchy serves as a free head of state for Australia. Having one reside in Australia will cost $ and we all know how much Australians hate spending.