Leave Well Enough Alone: Republic

I AM a proud to be an older, third-generation Australian. For the past 50 years, I have hoisted the Australian flag in front of our home.

I object to the people who are trying to change Australia to a republic.

Australia had a referendum to decide with a yes or no vote and voted an overwhelming No.

We were told that this was to be a once-only referendum, nothing has changed.

There is an old saying, if it is not broken do not fix it.

The cost of a referendum was millions of dollars, I hesitate to think how many millions of taxpayers’ dollars it would cost to change from the Westminster system to a republic.

Put our money to a better use and get on with governing this great country.

FRANK GRANGER,

Applecross.