Any traction for republicanism there in the antipodes, Miss Wabbit?
Yep....probably the majority. The problem is finding an alternative system that suits enough people to get up.
The conservative Howard government pretty much ensured the referendum to make Oz a republic was lost by hitching a very unpopular alternative system to the republic option. grrrrrrrrrrrr...
That being said, it's not a major biggie for most people, I don't think. It doesn't make a lot of difference, and given the lack of a popular alternative system I suppose people go along with what is.
Oh....I was fired up the other night. I went to the Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration. She is a revered figure in fighting for indigenous rights and a very interesting retired High Court judge....one who helped get up momentous land rights decisions and who is also a prominent gay man....was giving the oration. Then the bloody state governor arrived and we were expected to stand up for him!!!!
I'd much rather have been standing up for Lowitcha and Kirby!
In my younger days I'd have stayed sitting, but instead I stood up for Lowitja instead.
The current Labor government is way too marginal to push a republic and the conservatives are divided.