The amount of taxpayer funds which republicans have managed to divert from schools, hospitals, transport, water etc., is never ending.  The account would be millions and millions of dollars. You might have thought the republican politicians would have stopped this after their landslide defeat. You would be wrong. There were five before the referendum and six since.  Even the supposedly private Corowa conference was subsidised by the Victorian government. And that is not all. Every minute the republican politicians put into this folly on their publicly funded salaries, they have less time to attend to their core functions.  And the republican politicians won’t even tell us what sort of republic and what new flag they have up their sleeves.

So far the taxpayer has paid millions and millions of dollars into this adventure. Add to that the cost of removing Royal Symbols: 

  • ·          Republic Advisory Committee
  • ·          Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill, 1997.
  • ·          Convention Election, 1997
  • ·          Constitutional Convention, 1998.
  • ·          Referendum, 1999
  • ·          Corowa Conference, 2001
  •            Republic (Consultation of the People) Bill, 2001

  • ·          Senate Inquiry, Road to a Republic Report 2004
  • ·          Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill, 2008
  • ·          2020 Summit, 2009-06-20
  • ·          Senate Finance and Public Administration Report, 2009

Republicans believe Australians have to keep on voting until they get it right. In the meantime, they are determined to spend your money.