Could Charles Push Australia to a Republic Sooner?

Yes! Here’s why some say it could happen

While many mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, calls for an Australian republic have resurfaced.

Some say it’s time for Australia to move on from the monarchy. The Australian Republic Movement’s current leadership believes the Queen’s death changes things. 

Experts say Australia can learn from India’s 75 years of independence from Britain. Professor Robin Batterham, Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering said breaking away from the Commonwealth wouldn’t necessarily mean losing the positive impacts British rule has had on Australian society.

“India have maintained many of the things that came from being under British rule (democracy, the rule of law, stable institutions) but have been emboldened by the need to act independently,” he said. “We can do likewise.”

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