Prince Andrew, the Duke of York speaks to Queen Elizabeth II on the Queens stand during Derby day in 2013
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York speaks to Queen Elizabeth II on the Queens stand during Derby day in 2013

Shorten wants republic debate on monarchy

LABOR leader Bill Shorten has called for the debate on a republic to be renewed, rather than wait for Queen Elizabeth to die.

In a speech on Thursday night, Mr Shorten said while the Queen had fulfilled her responsibilities with grace, he did not believe Australia should wait for a "change of monarch" to debate becoming a republic.

He said 16 years on from the failed republic referendum, a "new generation" needed to have their say.



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