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September 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 23 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Q. Who has oversight of the finances?

The coordinator of the separate sources of monies for the maintenance of the monarchy and the person who has overall responsibility for the management of the Sovereign’s affairs is the Keeper of the P... read more..

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Q. The Queen’s finances

These are separate from finances relating to maintenance of the monarchy. On the death of her father King George VI, the Queen inherited two private family residences and their attached estates: Sand... read more..

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Q. Does the Prince of Wales have an allowance?

No, the Prince has the historic rights to the surplus monies from the estate of the Duchy of Cornwall as he is, additional to being Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cornwall. The Duchy of Cornwall and th... read more..

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Q. How are Prince William and Prince Harry financed?

Their financial support comes from the surplus of monies from their father’s Duchy of Cornwall Estate (see above).... read more..

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Q. What is the Crown Estate?

The Crown Estate is, as the term suggests, an estate (land, property, investments) owned by the Crown. Its origins in the eleventh century can be traced to William the Conqueror and since that time, a... read more..

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Q. What is meant by the word 'sovereignty'?

This is a topic which has had much written about it but in respect to the monarchy and Australia where we refer to the king or queen as Sovereign it can be defined as supreme authority. The sovereignt... read more..

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Q. What is meant by the word 'crown'?

The term ‘the Crown’ and how it is variously used is misunderstood by many. At the most basic it is the name given to the bejewelled object placed on the head of a monarch at his crowning and in our c... read more..

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Q. Why are we one of the few countries to still have a coronation for a new Sovereign?

Unlike all other European monarchies we retain the ancient ceremony of coronation in which we anoint and crown our monarchs. The ceremony’s beginnings are lost in history but there is undoubtedly a co... read more..

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Q. What are the Commonwealth Realms?

These are independent kingdoms where Elizabeth II is Queen and Sovereign. There are 16 of them (see below) and all are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Each Realm, being independent of all the ... read more..

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Q. What are the symbols of our monarchy?

Coats of Arms, Standards, Cyphers and Badges The names above are all connected with visual recognition of either place or person. They are each subtly different from the other and each has a history ... read more..

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Q. Does our constitutional monarchy restrict Australia’s freedom or national identity?

Quite the contrary and not in the least. It is our Constitution that underwrites the individual liberties and freedoms of the people, in spite of intrusions into our freedoms by politicians. Indeed, f... read more..

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Q. What are the disadvantages of adopting a republican system of government?

To answer this question specifically, we would need to know what type of republic is proposed. However, in a general sense to remove the Crown from our Constitution will be to eliminate the main safeg... read more..

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Q. Do you think there has been a shift in public opinion since the referendum of 1999?

Most definitely. Whilst many of those who voted “NO” in 1999, have died, many younger people have consistently indicated in polls and elsewhere that they are against change to our system. It is theref... read more..

The Role Of The Governor-General
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The Role Of The Governor-General

The Governor-General's duties are many and varied, but fall roughly into three categories: constitutional and statutory duties, formal ceremonial duties, and non-ceremonial social duties. Constitutio... read more..

The Governor-General
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The Governor-General

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia Following appointment by the Queen, our sovereign head of state, the Governo... read more..

The Constitution
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Constituton Nav

Contents: Preamble Chapter I - The Parliament Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Chapter II - The Executive Government Chapter III - The Judicature Chapter IV - Finance And Trade Chap... read more..

Our Governance
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The Australian Constitution (1900)

A series of referendums in the various colonies of Australia in the years 1898 and 1900 led to the people’s approving a final text of the Constitution in 1900. This was accepted by the UK Parliament a... read more..

The Flag
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Our Flag - The Poem

Our Flag wears the stars that blaze at night, In our Southern skies of blue, And a little old flag in the corner, That's part of our heritage too. It's for the English, the Scots and the Irish, Who we... read more..

The Flag
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Flag Trivia

1The number of points on the stars of the Southern Cross on today's Australian flag differs from the original competition-winning design in that the stars varied between five and nine, reflecting the read more..

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The Flags Amendment Bill - 1998

Taken form the Australian Parliamentary Library websitePassed on the 24 March 1998 Bills Digest 18 1996-97 Flags Amendment Bill 1996 (changed to 1998)WARNING: This Digest is prepared for debate. It re... read more..

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Flags Before Federation

Prior to Federation on 1 January 1901, the official flag of the Australian Colonies was the flag of Great Britain the 'Union Jack'. However, the British colonial Naval Defence Act 1865 authorised the ... read more..

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History of the Australian Flag

(taken from www.australianflag.org.au) Following Federation as a new nation (the Commonwealth of Australia) on 1st January, 1901 the Commonwealth Government announced a Federal Flag design competitio read more..

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Design of the Australian Flag

Who designed the Australian flag? Although some 32 823 entries were received in the national competition to design the flag, five ‘winners’ were deemed to have designed more or less identical entries... read more..

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