“Let us declare that our head of state should be one of us”, opposition leader Bill Shorten said today. ”But  Governor-General Quentin Bryce was often sent overseas as the Australian head of state by the very government in which he was a minister,” ACM’s David Flint reminded the media.

”But  Governor-General Quentin Bryce was often sent overseas as the Australian head of state by the very government in which he was a minister,” ACM’s David Flint reminded the media.

“Let us rally behind an Australian republic – a model that truly speaks for who we are: our modern identity, our place in our region and our world,” Mr Shorten added at a time when support for a politicians’ republic is lower than at any time since the landslide vote rejecting this in 1999. “This is particularly so amongst the young,” Professor Flint said. Find out more here.