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New minister a good chance to do our republic due diligence

Amanda Vanstone
By Amanda Vanstone
June 8 2022 - 7:30pm
Even the most conservative thinker must agree that Australia should be in a position to choose the best path forward if public opinion demands change. Picture: Shutterstock

The appointment by the Prime Minister of an assistant minister, Matt Thistlethwaite, with responsibility for a republic is potentially a smart and welcome move. But the proof is in the eating, as they say. Let's see what happens.

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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.