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Thread: Royalty - Do we really need them?




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    Considering the Queen Mother just died, I thought this may be a good topic for conversation. What does everyone think of royalty? Do we really need them? What if we become a republic?

    I honestly think we'd be no better or worse off without them if we became a republic in Australia.

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    I voted to become a republic last time we were asked........will do it again next time too...........after all we run our own affairs now more or less, also we don't get enough visits from anyone exciting enough to keep the interest in a monarchy going, not to mention there are more and more ppl immigrating into Aust, that have no connection with the English monarchy anymore
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    I'd agree - I was never really interested in it all anyway, just something for the media to feed on.
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    ppl: the queen is visiting!
    me: and.................
    ppl: isn't it so exciting
    me: no.......
    ppl: we love the queen!
    me who gives a flying f*ck who you love
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    Actually I don't think most Aussies worry about either way, but I think the thought of politicians electing a president sends a shudder down all our backs :no:

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    Makes sense and it is one less person we have to pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay
    Actually I don't think most Aussies worry about either way, but I think the thought of politicians electing a president sends a shudder down all our backs :no:
    very true.

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    Why do you think it would be one less person to pay? As the person picked would still have a pretty hefty salery/pension plan for sure.........and not necessarily the person chosen by the gov't to take the position would be the ppls choice anyway, do away with the idea of a president as such and just have the country ruled by which ever party wins election

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    I was talking about the governor general not having to report to the Queen.
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    Do you really think anything she has to say will change any decisions made by the govt here anyway?

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