Following the election of an avowed republican (Malcolm Turnbull) to the leadership of the Liberal Party of Australia, it is hoped that Australia can move quickly to cut her remaining ties with the British crown.
It is an anachronism that a modern prosperous nation in the Asia-Pacific region has a British head of state who has the power to act against the Australian "national interest". I would highlight frequent statements by the heir to the Australian/British crown in support of the European Common Agricultural Policy as direct evidence of Australia's/Britain's royal family acting against Australian interests. It is time for this to end.
As the leaders of Australia's largest political parties are both republicans, Australia should now move expeditiously through the necessary series of consultations, plebiscites and referendums that will be required to finally establish Australia's complete independence.