How desperate must republicans be, if they do not trust in ballot papers anymore and put their hope in easy to manipulate online voting systems?
Turnbull was speaking at a fundraising banquet in Sydney, on which Murdoch media (The Australian and MX) widely reported. They can rely on Rupert Murdoch’s propaganda machine. MX wrote: “Current [ARM] chairman Gallop said it was again time to discuss cutting ties with the monarchy after the topic ‘went off the boil’ ...”. Did you notice the subtle irony “it was time again”? How many revivals will the Australian republicans celebrate? Why not accept that the people of Australia have selected our Monarchy and help make it work for the benefit of the Australian people and the democratic institutions?
“Gallop said ARM had spent the past year rethinking how the subject should be re-introduced.” And the result of a one year thinking is the grandiose proclamation “web-based polls have become more reliable than the traditional paper ballot”. Do they really believe this could bring a republican system to Australia?
The grapes will remain sour for Australian republicans.
|Prince Charles in Melbourne: In November 2012 a huge crowd welcomed Australia's future King - more than would ever turn out to see Malcolm Turnbull.|