Monday, 30 July 2007

New Victorian Premier swears the Oath of Allegiance ...

... but nobody could see or hear it. The commercial Channel 9 snipped the Oath of Allegiance of Premier John Brumby before he could say "Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, her Heirs and Successors". ABC Victoria mentioned the ceremony at the Governor's Residence, but didn't even go as far as Channel 9 and convince itself to show the start of the Oath of Allegiance.

All too familiar. The Queen is blended out of the political life in Victoria. And even when the new Premier swears the Oath of Allegiance, it is to the public as if it never had happened. Do they think nobody noticed that the Premier will go back to his office and break his Oath of Allegiace? What else is the advocation of a republic?

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