Republic debate reignited by Prince Philip's retirement

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Publish Date
Sunday, 7 May 2017, 11:48AM
Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. (Getty)

The chair of the Australian Republican Movement Peter FitzSimons joins Andrew Dickens to discuss why he so strongly believes the time is right for Australia to become a republic.

READ MORE: Prince Philip retiring from public life

Dr Sean Palmer, chairman of Monarchy New Zealand, was next up, and said republicans often "miss fundamental parts of our constitution" in their arguments.

He said the most democratic and "free" countries in the world tend to be constitutional monarchies, while republics don't have a great track record.

LISTEN ABOVE: Peter FitzSimons and Dr Sean Palmer speak to Andrew Dickens

 

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