Category Archives: Constitutional Monarchism

Australian Head of State

William Church has just started a series outlining the respective positions of the Queen of Australia and the Governor-General. Worth taking a look, especially when he updates it.


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Time for gratitude

Thanks to various measures reported in this article, persons like me (I’m on the Disability Support Pension due to my apparently high-functioning Autistic-Spectrum Disorder) should find some alleviation in meeting certain expenses.

In my view, it was pretty nice of HMAG to announce that, and I also thank Kevin Rudd for his reported provisional approval reported therein.

Still, both sides should note that my vote is not for sale (on a tangential note, I suspect the “Hip Pocket Nerve” plays less in the electorate’s deliberations than many pronounce.) Besides the promotion of civic comity through supporting Australia’s Constitution and the role of the Crown within it (which at present is paramount in my political deliberations), the following considerations strike me as worthy of note in the Commonwealth sphere:-

  1. Defense/Foreign Relations. In this field, it is crucial to maintain the unity of the Western Alliance. As such, we should discourage ad hominem invective concerning the leadership of allied nations (statements to the effect of “I’m not against the X’an People, I just don’t like Mr X” should, in my view, be reserved for enemies when said by statesmen)
  2. Revenue. Rather than demanding ‘your’ money back (whether through tax-cuts or more spending on your favoured cause), why not spare a thought for the Consolidated Revenue Fund?
  3. Infrastructure. While there’s been a few encouraging noises on various projects in Parliament in the last year or two, so far we’ve heard relatively little on it in the Campaign. While it’s granted Road and Rail is mostly a State responsibility, surely someone in the Commonwealth Government or Opposition has something up their sleeves in this respect which would get the voters churning?

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Foolish move

Post edited to note that trusted sources have assured me that the linked article in the next paragraph misrepresented the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, who apparently is not quite as anti-union as was reported.

I view with intense regret these reported comments by Australian Minister for Workplace Relations Joe Hockey.

Apart from anything else, there’s little more guaranteed to goad trade-unions into a clamour than to pronounce them effectively dead.

With that said, my membership and support of the Liberal Party is safe for as long as it allows me greater freedom to advocate the retention of our Constitutional Monarchy than does the ALP (which foolishly insists on promoting republicanism to the point of requiring it of their MPs.)


Filed under Associations, Constitutional Monarchism, Government, Industrial Relations, Joe Hockey, Political, Republican antics, Trade Unions