Every so often the call for Australia to become a republic is given an airing. Usually the arguments produced in favour of Australia becoming a republic are based on idealism.
Those arguments made in favour of Australia remaining a Constitutional Monarchy are mostly based on tradition and sentiment.
Never do we hear discussion on the likely consequences, as similarly seen in so many countries, which have become republics.
These countries, ousted their monarchies whether they were constitutional or autocratic. The 20th C. saw so many countries, eg, in Europe, Asia, Africa – follow that path and it is well recognised that these countries now suffer, as a consequence, from the social, political and general upheaval heard about so frequently in the media. Countries in the same geographical regions which retained their monarchies and in some cases restored them, exhibit a definite, continuing relative stability.
This evidence needs to be considered carefully and closely studied before Australia follows that same path to Republicism.