Joe Hockey is jockeying for the support of republicans:
Mr Hockey has held talks with the ARM about the Coalition’s position as republicans hope to once again have bipartisan support for their cause.
He advocated a ”bottom-up” approach to constitutional change, urging the republican movement to raise the debate in the community.
What precisely does he mean by that?
Just to reiterate: if the model offered is a direct election, in which we are guaranteed a politician – a partisan, one-sided Head of State – I will be voting for the status quo.
It’s a national tragedy we didn’t get the 2/3rds model proposed last time. And if, because of the dishonest campaign run against it by shameless liars like Sophie Mirabella and David Flint, we ultimately end up with a superficially attractive but ultimately destructive US model, well, I hope we remember where to allocate part of the responsibility for that.
PS More repulsive misleading guff from Flinty:
”As usual, Australia’s dwindling republican movement is whingeing about the Queen’s Birthday holiday instead of deigning to tell us how they want to change the constitution and the flag,” Professor Flint said.