Category Archives: Australian Monarchy

Some Thoughts on Prince Philip’s Australian Knighthood

Tony Abbott has had a rough few weeks. His decision to make the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia as part of the Australia Day honors list has ignited a firestorm of controversy. The Federal Opposition condemned the … Continue reading

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Should the Governor Have Vetoed Tim Carmody’s Appointment as QLD Chief Justice?

I was telling a friend about the furor over Tim Carmody’s nomination as Chief Justice of Queensland, and he wanted to know why the Governor agreed to make such a controversial appointment. The answer is that, as the Queen’s representative, the Governor must … Continue reading

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