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should Australia be a republic

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/3/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Table_lover

Pro

should Australia change its government to a republic
joza

Con

Firstly I would like to thank "Table-lover" for bringing this debate forth.
I stand to negate Pro's statements that Australia should become a Republic.
Debate Round No. 1
Table_lover

Pro

Table_lover forfeited this round.
joza

Con

Although my opponent has not put forth their arguments for this round, I will continue.

Australia should not become a republic, there are a multitude of reasons which show that the ends would not justify the means if Australia were to become a republic. I will provide reasoning behind why Australia does not require change, how majority of Australians stand on modelling Australia into a republic, why it is illogical and why legally, it is near impossible for Australia to become a republic.

1. Why Australia does not require change: The main concern of those who believe that Australia should be shifted towards being a republic is that there is a false ideology that Australians and Australia as a whole is stripped of more rights than what they could possibly have. However, this is far from the case. The Governor-General, who makes Bills passed in Parliament official Acts of the nation, is elected in the long run by the people. Yet have I heard a compelling argument which shows that Australia becoming a republic would justify the little flaws which are current in the current Government. "If it's not broke, don't fix it". As a nation, Australia is doing well, with substantial protections to the rights of its people.

2. How majority of Australians stand on Australia becoming a republic: Only 39.4% of Australians believe in forming a republic, compared to 41.6% of Australians who are against a republic, whilst 19% have no standing on the matter. http://news.ninemsn.com.au...
Whilst the gap between the percentages of those who do and don't support a republic may be considered slim, the fact that 19% of the Australian population have no position on the matter exemplify that such a matter is the least of worries for a large population of Australians. This is simply because the current system shows no trouble or inconveniences for the average Australian, which further nullifies any requirement for a republic.

3. Why a republic is illogical: As aforementioned, the ends do not justify the means through the process of installing a republic. Stop, and consider all the changes (both time and financially consuming) that would have to be enacted in the process of creating a republic. Forming a republic would involve alterations to things such as the Australian flag, anthem, money and legal system. (A legal system which also involves the doctrine of separation of powers, separating the powers into three separate bodies in order to prevent one whole individual ruling the nation, thus a possible dictatorship). Such processes would prove to be costly, this financing can go towards other areas of genuine Australian concern such as education and healthcare rather than an unnecessary shift of system which many people do not see as being required.

4. It is illegal for Australia to become a republic: Under current provisions of the Australian Constitution, it is made clear that not only is such a move as installing a republic is illegal, but the Monarch would have a mandatory obligation to annul such moves. This is evident in Section 59 of the Constitution http://catallaxyfiles.com...

VOTING ISSUES:

PRO has failed to raise an argument to back up any reasoning behind Australia becoming a republic, CON has provided reasonable evidence which negates Australia becoming a republic. Therefore, you ought to vote CON

Although PRO has not brought any reasoning behind a republic, CON has assumed possible reasoning and has answered such reasons, further nullifying any arguments that may have been raised and proving that a republic is unnecessary. Therefore, you ought to vote CON.
Debate Round No. 2
Table_lover

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
Table_lover

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
Table_lover

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Because it contains Australians.
Posted by lightingbolt50 2 years ago
lightingbolt50
It's a major economic contributor, it creates millions of jobs and it has a great government. Explain to me, why should Australia be wiped out? You're just a troll.
Posted by lightingbolt50 2 years ago
lightingbolt50
It's a major economic contributor, it creates millions of jobs and it has a great government. Explain to me, why should Australia be wiped out? You're just a troll.
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
That will be an easy debate to win. No same person thinks Australia should exist.
Posted by ScrinTech 2 years ago
ScrinTech
@Wylted So you mean right now?
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
It's on. I'll accept tomorrow
Posted by ScrinTech 2 years ago
ScrinTech
@Wylted I'd debate you on that
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
I'd be willing to argue that it would be better if they were wiped off the face of the planet :)
Posted by ScrinTech 2 years ago
ScrinTech
@Table_lover If this is an Opinion or you want it to be a poll just post it to one of the other sections, otherwise i'd be assuming you're taking the role of "Favoring Australia becoming a Republic."
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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