Put another insult on the barbie


Whatever one thinks of the institution of monarchy – and opinion on its retention in Australia is evenly divided (although, surprisingly, polls indicate support for the monarchy is strong amongst younger Australians) – to appoint a minister dedicated to its abolition in the week of the Platinum Jubilee is more than just mean-spirited. It is a calculated insult to Elizabeth the woman and an insult to Elizabeth as Queen of Australia.

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