Wednesday, March 7, 2012
REPUBLIC OF AUSTRALIA!!
It's 2012... and Australia still clings to the apron strings of Mother England, refusing to grow up and stand alone as a republic.
So comprehensively did John Howard undermine the entire process back in 1999, that no major political party is even talking about it any more. It rates somewhere below the Arts on the national political agenda - which we all know is nowhere.
Pathetic, really. Even the monarchists must feel a bit weak on occasion, when they're not fondling their Union Jacks.
But once there was a ringing cry... "let's make Australia a republic... by nineteen... eighty... eight!!!"
This is a video clip of "Republic of Australia", the only song recorded by Australian cabaret/theatre outfit, Quietly Confident. The 1983 video features Len Lindon, Larry Buttrose, Mark Conway and Russell Handley on the ASIO keyboard, as well as the Noble Savages, Mandy and Melanie Salomon.
Click here to view the video: