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Tuesday, March 24, 1998 Published at 14:18 GMT



Special Report
image: [ Prime Minister John Howard: a monarchist ]
Prime Minister John Howard: a monarchist
Australia decides on its future

Australia is thinking of severing its last formal ties with Britain and becoming a republic.
image: [ Malcolm Turnbull:
Malcolm Turnbull: "The core of democracy is the right to choose a leader"
The glamorous side of Australia's Republican Movement
Australia's glitterati have been coming out in full support of the idea of Australia becoming a republic, and severing its formal links with Britain.

Australia's stormy relationship with Britain
Australia's relation with Britain from the convict era to the cricket-pitch has been turbulent.






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