|Issue No 63||21 July 2000|
Republican Elections Called for August
The Australian Republican Movement (ARM) has opened its nomination process for forthcoming elections to be held at the end of August.
The call for nominations is for all executive positions for the national executive and state or territory branch executives.
National Director of the ARM, James Terrie, says this election process is an important step in rebuilding the ARM and reinvigorating the campaign for an Australian Republic.
"The ARM has developed a new constitution that will ensure that it is able to accommodate a wide debate on options for establishing a Republic. This includes discussing options for direct election models."
A number of the candidates who have indicted their intention to stand have >previously supported a direct election model, such as the Rev Tim Costello, while a number those who previously supported the model which was put at the Referendum last year, such as the current Chair Malcolm Turnbull and Jason Li, will also be nominating.
"The key thing for all republicans is to learn the lessons we can from last year's referendum and use this knowledge to include Australians and make sure they are involved in the process from here on in," Terrie says.
"This will ensure that we understand the challenges and the threshold decisions the nation has to make to achieve an Australian Republic and Head of State.
"This election of a new team to lead the republican cause in Australia is the first step to achieving change which will be embraced by most Australians."
Interview: Paul Keating's Big Picture
The former Prime Minister is still painting on a broad canvass. He talks to Workers Online about the new economy, fair trade and political chi.
Unions: War in the West
Only six months after signing individual staff contracts, the gloss has worn off for some of BHP's Pilbara iron ore workers.
Environment: Farmers Fudge DNA Dangers
Farmers have missed the chance to have a meaningful debate into the use of genetically modified crops.
International: 'Dot Union' Proposal on the Table
ICANN, the global governing body of Internet domains, has released the following expression of interest in proposing a top-level domain for trade unions
Economics: Edge of the Abyss
Political economist Frank Stilwell argues that a constellation of events gives good reason to be worried about the Australian economy.
History: Taming the Tigers
Prominent labour historian, Dr Ming Chan, is visiting Australia to report on how workers are faring in the new Hong Kong.
Review: Music is Crap
It's already the second half of the first year in the new millenium. Who would have ever predicted a crisis in the popular music industry when we are at such an advanced stage ?
Satire: Last Kosovars Found Behind Couch
State Emergency Services personnel were called to a house in Brighton this morning, where the last five remaining Kosovar refugees have been found wedged behind a couch.
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