Joshua Gibbins offers a young person's observation on the seemingly evaporated notion of Australia becoming a Republic.
It is truly sad for all Australian Republicans who still wish to see an end to the monarchy in their lifetime.
It seems that now, even after Australia’s biggest republican pressure group has gone to such lengths, and raised so much money; a republic is still far from achievable.
The Australian Republican Movement since, rebranding itself ‘Our Identity’, seems to have moved away from the old arguments about hereditary rule and similar spent and tired arguments.
The Australian Republican Movement now seem to be trying to run a positive campaign that, as David Morris says, ‘brings people together’.
Now the Australian Republican Movement is talking about the ‘Australian identity’, multiculturalism, and what the Australian general public perceives to be ‘Australian’.
Ironically, for a pressure group that talks about Australia having an identity problem and wanting to unify all Australians, the pressure group has rebranded itself ‘our identity’, changing its logo, webpage and webpage URL, leaving little trace of their former identity.