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70th Jubilee of the Queen: Questioned by the President of Australia

Status: 04.06.2022 4:08 pm

For a total of four days the British celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Queen. Congratulations also came from Australia as President Elizabeth II. But the new government wants to move away from the crown.

The new Australian government is stepping down from Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen.

By the end of Elizabeth’s reign, the time had come for a serious debate. “Australia is an independent country. We have a uniqueness and culture,” Thistlewhite said. All Australians should be given the opportunity to become the leader of the country.

The formal head of state of Australia

Like many Commonwealth member states, the Queen is formally head of state in Australia. The appointment of Thistlewhite as “Assistant Minister of the Republic” raises suspicions The new Prime Minister is Anthony Albanese The Labor Party is demanding a referendum on the issue. In 1999, 55 percent of Australians voted to retain the monarchy in a referendum.

“Initially my job was to be a kind of educator – we have a foreign monarch as head of state, we have a deputy in the governor general, but to explain to the people that we can be an Australian leader. State,” Thistlewhite said. However, the referendum still has a long way to go. According to reports, the Labor government plans to hold such a referendum only if there is a re-election.

Distance to other Commonwealth countries

Elizabeth II has been Queen since 1952. No king has ever sat on the British throne for so long. The Platinum Jubilee is celebrated in the UK with many events, for which the government once granted an additional holiday. The Prime Minister of Australia Albanese paid tribute to the Queen at a ceremony and renamed an island in Lake Burley Griffin Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen has visited Canberra 14 times during her reign.

Australia is not the only Commonwealth country to rejoice in changing its constitution. On November 30, 2021, the Barbados is a republic in the Caribbean, Criticism of the royal family is growing in other countries as well. Jamaica is pursuing similar plans. Opponents of the monarchy are also making inroads in Canada. A poll conducted by the Angus Reid Institute in April found that 51 percent of people in Canada want to change the form of government.