Opinion

Amanda Vanstone | Early calls for a republic after Queen Elizabeth II's death have not been helpful

Amanda Vanstone
Updated September 15 2022 - 8:58am, first published 5:30am

The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the Great (as Boris Johnson would, rightly I think, have her called) was a moment for some to indulge their egos. Commonsense and common decency were discarded in favour of ego-driven, headline-grabbing drum beating.

Amanda Vanstone

Amanda Vanstone is a former senator for South Australia, a former Howard government minister, and a former ambassador to Italy. She hosts Counterpoint on ABC Radio National and writes fortnightly for ACM.

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