Monthly Archive

February 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 26 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Our Governance
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The Crown

The nature and meaning of the term ‘the Crown’ can result in rather perplexing legal and philosophical argument as it is not just a physical object which fits on the Sovereign's head at coronations bu... read more..

Our Governance
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The Future

We acknowledge that debate is part of the democratic process and that not all people will immediately see, leave alone understand, the advantages of constitutional monarchy as a form of government and... read more..

Membership
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Payment and Booking for Functions

To make a payment for a function, please enter the amount below together with the date or reference of the function, you can pay online using PayPal or by credit card. Of course if you prefer to send... read more..

About Us
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History Of The AML

The Australian Monarchist League has its original roots in the Monarchist League in Australia which was founded in 1943. The push towards a republic meant that monarchists were faced with the necessi... read more..

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Membership

By joining the Australian Monarchist League you will be helping to protect the system of constitutional monarchy we enjoy and along with it the Constitution of Australia. Our monarchy has served us w... read more..

Our national spokespersons
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Philip Benwell

Mobile: 0419 417 097Email: chair at monarchist.org.au Philip Benwell is the longest serving head of any mainstream monarchist or republican organisation in Australia, having been National Chairman of... read more..

Symbols
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Symbols

Symbols are very often objects or designs or photographs and consciously and unconsciously play a part in representing something which is usually far more significant than the symbol itself. Each nat... read more..

Symbols
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The Crown

This is probably the most recognised symbol of monarchy anywhere in the world. Crowns come in various sizes and shapes but the one which we in Australia are connected with is the ‘double arched crown... read more..

Symbols
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The Sovereign

The Sovereign uses the Australian Coat of Arms as the base for her own personal Australian flag which is flown, usually as a ‘Standard’ (ratio 22:31), wherever she may be at a particular moment in Aus... read more..

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The Governors

Each State has a Governor who is from that State and who is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the State Premier. Their roles are broadly similar to those of the Governor-General (see above) but ... read more..

Symbols
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Governor-General

The Governor-General has a ‘badge’ of office which can only be used by him. It is a representation of an arched crown above a spray of mimosa. The badge takes its floral inspiration fromthe A read more..

Symbols
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Australian Coat of Arms

The Australian Commonwealth ‘Coat of Arms’ was granted by George V in 1912 and is the formal symbol of the Commonwealth and its monarch. It serves as a sign of identity and authority. The Arms are use... read more..

Stability Sovereignty Tradition
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Continuity

Unlike republics where heads of state either come and go as a result of appointment or election or remain to become permanent dictators we have a system where our permanent Sovereign devotes his lif read more..

The Flag
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The Flag

The Australian Flag was first flown at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne on 3rd September 1901, in the presence of the first Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Edmund Barton and Lady Hopeto... read more..

Australia's Governance
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Australia's Governance

Australia is an hereditary constitutional monarchy with its sovereignty invested in the person of the reigning Sovereign and is entirely independent and self-governing. Its system of parliamentary gov... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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Australia Act (1986)

An Act published simultaneously by the Australian and UK parliaments with the wordings of each Act being broadly similar. The effect of the Acts was to eliminate any possibility of the UK having any l... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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Royal Style & Titles Act (1973)

It was this act of the Australian parliament which created the Queen’s Australian title: Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwe... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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Royal Style & Titles Act (1953)

This Act signified a change in the way that the Crown in the United Kingdom related to the Crown in other Commonwealth Realms. A similar Act was passed in the UK in March 1953 but the Act named above ... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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Royal Powers Act (1953)

An Act of the Australian parliament which equates the powers of the Governor-General with those of the monarch and which further states that when the monarch is present in Australia she has the same p... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Created largely in response to WW2, it was two years in the making and is meant to be binding (but without legal force) on all countries. It has an alternative Islamic interpretation in the Cairo Decl... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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Statute of Westminster (1931)

It was this Act of the UK parliament which effectively made the former Dominions sovereign nations. 1931 CHAPTER 4 22 and 23 Geo 5 [Passed on 11 December 1931, the act established legislative equalit... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizens (1793)

Whilst the Australian Constitution was being formulated (in the late 1890s) many similar models were looked at by the constitutionalists from around the world and in particular were Canada and the USA... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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The Constitution of the United States of America (1787)

The document, printed on parchment and some five pages long, came into force in 1789. This Constitution in addition to the country's Declaration of Independence were studied closely by Australia's fou... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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Governor Phillip's Instructions (1787)

The facts surrounding the settlement of Australia often become obscured by political rhetoric and so it is important to know that George III and his advisers and in particular those responsible for ca... read more..

Constitutional Documents
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The US Declaration of Independence (1776)

Whilst the Australian Constitution was being formulated many similar models were looked at from around the world by the constitutionalists and in particular were Canada and the USA (the idea of federa... read more..

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Constitutional Documents

Gathered together here are just a few of the historic documents which, cumulatively, have helped form the society of which we are members. Our heritage goes back many hundreds of years even though our... read more..

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