Voting Yes for a Republic

This was the front page of this site for the 1999 Referendum on the Republic.

Please note: you can only vote in a referendum if you are over 18 and enrolled to vote.  Pick up an application form at any Post Office or for further information call the Australian Electoral Office or check their website at

Voting YES means you agree to:

gr_ball.gif (238 bytes)Establishing Australia as a republic with an Australian citizen as Head of State from 1 January 2001;

pr_ball.gif (238 bytes)Supporting the Bi-partisan Model for selection of the President consisting of:

Why many women support a YES vote for an Australian Republic and this model for selection of the President:

Here is the view of the Australian Republic Movement on a YES vote for the Republic:

What is the situation now?

How will your YES vote change this?

The Constitutional Convention agreed on the bi-partisan model for an Australian Republic.

Your YES vote at the 1999 Referendum this year will mean:

A joint sitting of the House of Representatives and the Senate will then vote to approve the candidate (two-thirds must agree to the Prime Minister’s recommended nominee).

What are the advantages of the Bi-Partisan model?

 Will anything else change?

No. Australia will still....

What will an Australian Republic mean?

(Text from YES YES YES, Vote YES for an Australian Head of State, a pamphlet published by ARM)

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Last modified: May 11, 2002