The only argument republicans make to advance their cause is that "we need an Australian Head of State". There are a large number of articles on this website discussing who is Australia's Head of State and dealing with republican attempts to deny that Australia's Head of State is the Governor General. Her Majesty The Queen is Australia's Sovereign.
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The full text of the unanimous judgment of the High Court, delivered by Mr Justice Barton (Australia's first Prime Minister). The Governor-General is declared to be "the constitutional head of the commonwealth".
Further discussion of the decision in R v South Australia with an account of republican attempts to ignore the overwhelming argument that the Governor-General is Australia's Head of State.