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Old 11-15-2005, 10:50 AM
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This established Australia as a totally seperate sovereign nation
The Empire has all but gone. All the old ways, the old values, the traditions and the very structure of society - all broken. It makes one wonder where we are headed.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:01 PM
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Her Majesty holds the residences in trust, the same as she does with the United Kingdom palaces are castles. They are hers, but only in the name of the crown.
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:36 PM
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You know i never even knew that the Queen had residences in every state here. They are used by the Governor-General arnt they?

The GG has TWO official residences - Yarralumla in Canberra and Admiralty House in Sydney.


If the GG officially visits other states he/she (we have never had a she but...) they would stay at the local government house which is the official home of the state governor.

They may occasionally have to stay elsewhere depending who else is in town - e.g. next year for the Commonwealth Games, the Queen and Prince Philip will no doubt be staying at Government House in Melbourne, along with the state governor. If the GG is also attending the games he may stay there or somewhere else.
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:52 AM
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The Empire has all but gone. All the old ways, the old values, the traditions and the very structure of society - all broken. It makes one wonder where we are headed.
The Empire may be gone, but thankfully the Commonwealth continues to grow.
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:07 PM
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I didnt know that Australia has this European-like palaces..really beautiful and impressing..
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:51 AM
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HM the Queens official residence in Melbourne reminds me greatly of QV beloved Osbourne, Isle of Wight.

I think it a gorgeous residence!

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The Queen's baton has arrived in Alice Springs.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...2/s1563420.htm
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:47 AM
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Government House, Perth, Western Australia

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Old 03-08-2006, 01:15 PM
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From Yahoo! News:

SYDNEY (AFP) - As Australia prepares to host the Commonwealth Games next week, the country's oldest parliament has voted to distance its ties to its British colonial past by abolishing its pledge of allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II.

New South Wales state parliament voted late Tuesday to abolish the oath of allegiance to the British monarch in favour of pledge of loyalty to "Australia and to the people of New South Wales".


http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060308...h_060308102944


For all of you Aussies, do you all think this will be approved by Marie Bashir? And if so, could you Australians (and others with insight) see this coming also in other states in the future?
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:57 AM
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OK now this is just my opinion but hopefully, it will happen in other Australian states. Maybe its just a matter of time in regards to when and if it happens. But i do hope it happens, i dont mean to come of looking disrespectful of the monarchy but I see no reason why a pledge of loyalty should be made to the British royal family these days and i would fully support a pledge to Australia and its people instead of to a foreign country. However- the timing is a bit disrespectful to HM
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Do people still continue to Bow and Curtsy to Their Excellencies The Governor General and The Vice Regal Consort, I know that in Canada the tradition was done away with in the 1960's, but on an Australian Government website linked below they still recommend bowing and curtsying.

http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/CA256D8000...SOFADDRESS.doc
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:18 PM
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Not really...I think a handshake is pretty much the norm in nowadays. Of course, there are some who continue to execute such formailities but the over all public are less inclined to curtsy or bow.
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I see no reason why a pledge of loyalty should be made to the British royal family these days and i would fully support a pledge to Australia and its people instead of to a foreign country. However- the timing is a bit disrespectful to HM
Australian, as you are well aware, the oath of allegiance is made to Her Majesty The Queen, and her heirs and successors as Constitutional Monarchy of the Commonwealth of Australia, not 'the British royal family'. Some people in Australia are so willing to forget that members of parliament and legislative assemblies are all members of Her Majesty's Federal and State Governments, or loyal opposition. They through the unique combination of public and monarchical pleasure, and must be accountable to both.
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Von Schlesian, ok I mean the Queen and her heirs, doesnt really make much difference for me, Von Schlesian i think you have to tolerate the fact that there are some republicans in Australia.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:33 PM
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OK now this is just my opinion but hopefully, it will happen in other Australian states.
It can happen in every other state but my beloved Victoria

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Our beloved Victoria Margrethe II! :)
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Our beloved Victoria Margrethe II! :)
Of course, Von Schlesian :)

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Old 03-15-2006, 12:26 PM
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No republic after Queen's reign: Abbott

Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott does not believe Australia will become a republic after the reign of Queen Elizabeth ends.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/060315/21/y8xj.html

Your job is safe, ma'am. Your son's, however …

AUSTRALIA will not become a republic while the Queen is on the throne but may make a change after that, John Howard predicted yesterday.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/your-j...2098528252.html
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:51 PM
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Hmm, I thought about putting this in the Queen's Australian visit thread, but its really about the Queen's role in Australia and it looks pretty interesting.

from BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4807952.stm
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Reading the first article seemed like they were really undecided. However, the second seems as though they have made up their minds in what Australia has in store for the future King. Looks iffy to me.
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