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Australians have long debated the relative merit of our country remaining a constitutional monarchy or becoming a republic.
With the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their infant son Prince George in April, popular sentiment has been very much in favour of retaining our historical ties with Britain. What are your feelings about this? Do you feel that Australia would benefit by becoming a republic, or do you think our political system should remain the way it is?
Not too sure. Australia has a lot of protection under the British Flag. Just look at South Africa who became a republic and then was pounced on by the world- the outcome not so exciting! So - I think it should remain!
No, I do not feel Australia would benefit from becoming a Republic.
The Pollitical system throughout the world is generally not good, so I cannot see any point in now becoming a republic -I do not see what gains we would get from this action.
Will it alter things politically -I don't think so.