“Some of us believe that Australia is already a form of republic under the Crown: a "crowned republic". Australia now enjoys all the desirable features of a republican government and a constitutional monarchy without any disadvantages of either system. Agitation for change is unnecessary, irrelevant, divisive and distracting.”The ACM Charter, drafted by former High Court judge, Michael Kirby. In this way many prominent  constitutional monarchists and some prominent republicans, including judges , professors, senior lawyers and politicians use this terminology or consider it acceptable.  They include John Howard, Michael Kirby, Tony Abbott, and Justice Ken Handley.Read more See also: Constitutional Monarchies and Republics compared [The Crowned Republic is the name of the ACM's education site which can be accessed here.]

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