“The Queen should be the last Australian monarch”

2014-07-03_0105BBC World News’ Intelligence Squared Debate this weekend will tackle the proposal that “The Queen should be the last Australian monarch.”

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is widely admired in Australia, where she has served as Monarch since 1952. However, is it a mistake to confuse personal affection for the Sovereign with abiding support for the monarchy? As the Queen enters the latter years of her reign, an Intelligence Squared debate from Sydney asks whether the death of Elizabeth should be marked by the birth of an Australian republic?

The Panel, chaired by Dr. Simon Longstaff.

Marcia Langton AM – Indigenous academic and activist
Bob Carr – Former Foreign Minister and author

David Aaronovitch – Times columnist, broadcaster and commentator
Julian Leeser – Lawyer and University administrator

Saturday July 5 at 7.10pm
Sunday July 6 at 07.10am and 12.10pm

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