Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Greens propose 2010 republic referendum

A referendum on the republic should be held with the next federal election, due in 2010, the Australian Greens say.

Greens leader Bob Brown said on Wednesday the time was right as both Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull support a republic.

"We Greens are going to move before Christmas for a referendum at the next election on the republic, just a yes-no question," he told reporters.

"We think the time is right, the stars are aligned.

"We have a prime minister and a leader of the opposition who support the republic."

The Australian people should be given a simple opportunity before work was done on what form a republic should take, Senator Brown said.

The failed 1999 referendum should have been asked simply whether or not the electorate favoured a republic.

"Ask people in Australia do they want a republic? The answer is yes.

"Once we have established that, we can go on to outline the powers of a future president and how that president ought to be appointed."


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