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Forum: Current Events Archive 05-31-2016, 05:29 AM
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Posted By VictoriaB
Hear, hear.

Hear, hear.
Forum: Current Events Archive 04-22-2016, 04:00 PM
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Posted By VictoriaB
No, she's the wife of a head of state. When...

No, she's the wife of a head of state.

When the Kennedys visited the Queen back in the early 60's Jacqueline was given that advice and did not curtsey. She later curtseyed to Prince Philip when...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-27-2015, 03:02 AM
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Posted By VictoriaB
They are all rare simply because they...

They are all rare simply because they (knighthoods and damehoods) were only awarded for 8 years (1975 to 1983) before they were abolished.

This was always going to be controversial. The...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-26-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By VictoriaB
No, many Australians will not receive a...

No, many Australians will not receive a knighthood.

Firstly it is restricted to only 4 knights and dames being created each year.

Secondly, the next prime minister is likely to abolish the...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-26-2015, 02:53 PM
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Posted By VictoriaB
It is to be awarded for outstanding and...

It is to be awarded for outstanding and pre-eminent service to Australia or humanity at large. If the recipient is not an Australian citizen then the award is an honorary one and there can be no more...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-26-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By VictoriaB
Australia did away with knighthoods and Dames in...

Australia did away with knighthoods and Dames in 1983. In a strange backwards moment, Tony Abbott decided made a unilateral decision to revive them last year.

The incoming and outgoing Governors...
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