Barry O'Connell

Barry O'Connell

AUSTRALIAN HEAD OF STATE

The last time I looked we had an Australian head of state, Sir Peter Cosgrove.  True the Queen of England is the figurehead but all powers are invested in him.  If we move to a republic we introduce a third component to Government.  The party in power, the opposition and a president.  On top of this the cost increases dramatically.  The need for a costly third election and support staff for the president.  Just look at the money spent on the last US Election.