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I do not want Charles : Comments

By Peter Bowden, published 3/2/2023

Charles acquiesced to the dismissal of an Australian Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam. We should never allow this in the future.

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Don't want Charles or Camilla? Stiff cheese, nobody cares what you want. I think that Charles is an idiot, but he is the King, and that's that. We don't get a say. He won't be on the five dollar note, thanks to the childishness of our Socialist, out-to-change-everything, government. Camilla, on the other hand, seems to be a good sort; I wouldn't mind seeing her on the note.

You "instinctively rejected" Charles. Wow. That was noticed!

. We are starting to become a more "thoughtful" nation. No, we are becoming a more self-denigrating bunch of twits, led by the nose by Socialists.

. Charles had nothing to do with the rightful dismissal of Whitlam.

. Getting a PM like Donald Trump would be a blessing that we will never get with our stupid voting system and the wet, weak types we get to vote for.

. Conservatives want to keep the best of the status quo. Old socialists like you and your mates want to pull everything down and call it 'progress'.

Take a hike.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 3 February 2023 8:19:26 AM
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Who cares.
They are all results of the entrenched British Royalty system with its failings. They are all humans with human failings and as such will act as humans do. They are the result of both these factors.
Posted by ateday, Friday, 3 February 2023 8:23:08 AM
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The author here attempts to blacken the Royal pots reputation further by focusing on the blackness of the old kettle.

Well sorry, the Royal kettle has been black for a thousand years, and like any old black pot in the kitchen, it always remains the favourite to the end.

He managed to pillory Donald Trump; very predictable.

No to Republic, if for no other reason than to avoid like the plague, mindless morons like this author from gaining undue influence over the issue of the Republic, ( which it currently isnít one unless the chick crowd such as the author, can turn it into one),
Posted by diver dan, Friday, 3 February 2023 8:45:17 AM
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Re: King Charles's absence from the $5 note.

Chalmers announced that the RBA had 'decided' not to put the King on the note.

Liar, liar.

The government was consulted on the matter, and they "backed it in".

Dutton goes as far as to say that Albanese 'directed' them not to put him on the note.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 3 February 2023 10:10:46 AM
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It's still a bit early to be having this discussion
here in Australia because our government's top
priority is the constitutional recognition of our
First Nations people by enshrining an Indigenous Voice
to Parliament.

A republic won't be on an agenda until at least after
the 2025 election.

Of course in a few months King Charles III will be officially
crowned in London. So this will undoubtedly kick off another
chapter in the debate about whether or not Australia should
get rid of the monarchy.

Charles doesn't have the depth of support in the community
that Queen Elizabeth II did. Of that there's no doubt.
The polls have always shown that.

I personally feel that in time things will take their own
course - when the country is ready to do so.

Many people find it silly that Australian politicians
pledge to serve an overseas monarch, Under Section 44 of
the Constitution a person can't run for parliament if they
hold allegiance to another country. Yet the first thing
that our MPs do in parliament is promise to serve a
foreign monarch. This is archaic and ridiculous.

This does not represent the Australia we live in and is further
evidence as to why we will eventually have to begin discussing
becoming a Republic - with our own head of state.
We are no longer British.

But for now - first things first.
Lets take care of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 3 February 2023 10:18:46 AM
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King Charles III will not feature on Australia's
$5 note after a decision by the Reserve Bank to
replace Queen Elizabeth II's portrait with a design
"that honours the culture and history of the First
Australians".

Once the change is made there will be no portraits of
UK monarchs on any current Australian banknotes.

Our treasurer Jim Chalmers said - "This is a good opportunity
to strike a good balance between a monarch on the coins and
a First Nations design on the banknotes".
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 3 February 2023 10:33:05 AM
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