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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.

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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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