Australia’s PM Julia Gillard Backs Republic After Queen’s Death

Australia should become a republic when Queen Elizabeth II dies, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said just days ahead of a general election.

Welsh-born Ms Gillard said the Queen’s death would be an “appropriate point” for Australia to move away from having a British monarch as head of state. The appropriate time for Australia to move towards a republic was when there was a change in monarch, even if that didn’t happen for another decade or more. … read the full story

This website also suggested in Considerations that this is indeed what should happen, and like Ms Gillard also “has a deep affection (and respect)  for the 84-year-old monarch whom she wished a long and healthy life.”

“The Queen is Dead. Long Live the Republic of Australia!”