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What would a new monarch mean for Australia's republic movement?

John Warhurst
By John Warhurst
Updated October 27 2021 - 7:20pm, first published 7:00pm
Queen Elizabeth II greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit at Windsor Castle on October 19. Picture: Getty Images

When the Queen was admitted to hospital last week for what turned out to be an overnight stay, I was asked by an Australian media outlet to go on standby to quickly write a short piece, if she had died, on "what now for the republic?" I agreed, adding "I hope it's not necessary". That is how it turned out.


John Warhurst

John Warhurst

Canberra Times columnist

John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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