Labor promises to hold plebiscite about Australia to become a republic as part of the election promise

The Australian Labor Party has promised to vote on whether the country should become a republic if it triumphs at the next federal election.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has already signed the financing plan for $ 160 million for the national referendum.

Although Labor spokesman from an Australian head of state, Matt Thistlethwaite, quickly told the Sydney Morning Morning, the party understood that the issue was not at the top of the list of priorities for many Australians.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten (photo) has already signed the financing plan for $ 160 million for the national referendum to vote on whether Australia should become a republic

Opposition leader Bill Shorten (photo) has already signed the financing plan for $ 160 million for the national referendum to vote on whether Australia should become a republic

In an Essential poll in May, Labor voters proved to be the biggest proponents, with 61% support for the move (stock photo)

In an Essential poll in May, Labor voters proved to be the biggest proponents, with 61% support for the move (stock photo)

In an Essential poll in May, Labor voters proved to be the biggest proponents, with 61% support for the move (stock photo)

We do not say that this is the main problem, but we say that if we are elected to the next election, this is one of the problems that Labor is trying to address during our first term. & # 39;

He blamed the current & # 39; national leadership & # 39; to put the topic on the priority list.

In an Essential poll in May, the voters of Labor proved to be the biggest supporters of an Australian republic, with 61 percent supporting the move.

Forty-five percent of voters in the coalition opted for the side, while 57 percent of Green expressed their favor.

The planned public ballot of several million will cost as much as the first plans of the federal government for a plebiscite for gay marriage.

The Turnbull government later opted for a cheaper post-survey, reducing the price from $ 170 million to $ 80.5 million.

Matt Thistlethwaite said that the new popular vote would prevent a repetition of the failed referendum in 1999

Matt Thistlethwaite said that the new popular vote would prevent a repetition of the failed referendum in 1999

Matt Thistlethwaite said that the new popular vote would prevent a repetition of the failed referendum in 1999

Mr. Thistlethwaite said that the new popular vote would prevent a repeat of the failed referendum in 1999.

At that time, the vote ended when the advocates for change could not agree whether voters or Parliament should elect the head of state.

We want to make this the cause that unites Australians around the principle of having one of us as Head of State & # 39 ;, said Thistlethwaite.

& # 39; And we think the best way to do that is to make a first national vote with the simple question. & # 39;

Under the plan of Labor, the party will ask the question to the Australian people: do you support an Australian republic with an Australian head of state?

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shown that he does not agree with this approach.

The planned public ballot of several million will cost as much as the first plans of the federal government for a plebiscite for gay marriage.

The planned public ballot of several million will cost as much as the first plans of the federal government for a plebiscite for gay marriage.

The planned public ballot of several million will cost as much as the first plans of the federal government for a plebiscite for gay marriage.

He said that voters would not understand where they & # 39; yeah & # 39; or & # 39; no & # 39; vote because the model for change would only be determined later.

A loyal monarchist and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott labeled it earlier in the year as & # 39; practice vandalism & # 39 ;.

& # 39; It would be a grueling ball through our constitution before a replacement was agreed, "he said in August.

Paul Keating was the last Labor leader to go to an election with a policy to win a republic.

Further details on the policy of Labor will be released closer to the date of the federal election.

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