Republic Plebiscite on the Horizon?

The debate over Australia’s status as a colony is rearing its head again as Labor leader Bill Shorten has announced that, if elected, a plebiscite into whether or not Australia should become a republic will be called. This would cost Australians roughly $160 million, with the decision coming after Shorten first committed Labor to investigating public support for a republic in July last year, as part of a two-prong plan, before moving forward with the ins and outs of how it would occur. 

The Daily was joined by  Rod Campbell, Research Director at The Australia Institute. 

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