Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II.

Time for an Australian Republic

Although many Australians whether republican or monarchist have respected and embraced the Royal family, the point needs to be made that the same would be the case if Australia was already a Republic.

Former Brisbane Lord Mayor Clem Jones was fond of the Queen and Prince Charles and used to delight in telling stories of their encounters, although he was a staunch Republican.

The Republic of the USA is fond of and very welcoming to the Royal family.

More than half the countries competing here on the Gold Coast next year are Republics who respect the Queen as the Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.

In fact most relationships work better when each party has there own sense of space and self worth without being dependant or subservient.

DAVID MUIR

Brisbane



Search for missing Queensland swimmer suspended

Search for missing Queensland swimmer suspended

Emergency services have not been able to find the missing swimmer

Coffs Tri almost at capacity

Coffs Tri almost at capacity

Flood of last minute entries expected over the next few days.

Assorted sporting stars swing by Bonville Golf Resort

Assorted sporting stars swing by Bonville Golf Resort

Deputy Premier tees off with stars on eve of big Bonville event

Local Partners