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Old Jul 30th 2013, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by Zen10 View Post
Technically, but as we have seen with the infamous wedding phone call, they still have undue influence in Australia because their head of family is head of state and that is to be respected. So it is.
How different is that from Michelle Obama phoning Rudd?
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Old Jul 30th 2013, 11:03 am
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How different is that from Michelle Obama phoning Rudd?
I didn't know she had. What was her influence?
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I didn't know she had. What was her influence?
do you think Rudd will ignore the phone call when told it's Michelle Obama on the phone?
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do you think Rudd will ignore the phone call when told it's Michelle Obama on the phone?
I dare say he would need some Kleenex.
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Old Jul 30th 2013, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenglish1 View Post
Like all kids that grow up and leave home, they'll be shocked at the costs involved but it's part of growing up. They've been living with mum and dad paying 20 bucks a week house keeping for 200 years, but instead of saving, they've thought they're bullet proof and pissed it up and bought lots of flash toys.

I do however think that waiting for mum to die before leaving would be extremely crass and in bad taste, best do it now so she can look at them with pride knowing they've grown up to be fine young adults
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AFAIK since the passage of Australia Act 1986 the only remaining power of the Queen of Australia is to appoint the Governor-General of Australia on the advice of the Prime Minister of Australia.
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An excellent factual post. I cant believe some people actually think the Queen removed Gough Whitlam
Indeed - but it was the GC what did it - (dissolve the govt) not the sovereign? ABC post seems to imply it's the sovereign...(Even if the GC represents the Queen?)

Originally Posted by Zen10 View Post
Technically, but as we have seen with the infamous wedding phone call, they still have undue influence in Australia because their head of family is head of state and that is to be respected. So it is.
They have undue influence because they is 'pecial.
In much the same way when the Royals put on a show everyone looks.
If the Royal household rang up your average person, they would think it cute.
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Old Jul 30th 2013, 12:20 pm
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Indeed - but it was the GC what did it - (dissolve the govt) not the sovereign? ABC post seems to imply it's the sovereign...(Even if the GC represents the Queen?)
When did this happen?
The Australia Act was signed in 1986.
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Originally Posted by Zen10 View Post
Technically, but as we have seen with the infamous wedding phone call, they still have undue influence in Australia because their head of family is head of state and that is to be respected. So it is.
In a similar way when China makes an issue out of the Dalai Lama visiting Australia (or any country)? ... Or when Australia puts pressure on the UK government not to quit the EU?

Just countries making their thoughts known to each other - whether or not they're acted upon is up to the recipient country.
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Originally Posted by Mr Grumpy View Post
Um Australia has never received a single cent from the UK or anyone else so quit your lying.

Australia has always been a net creditor. The UK is the one who is poor and has no future.
Seriously???
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In a similar way when China makes an issue out of the Dalai Lama visiting Australia (or any country)? ... Or when Australia puts pressure on the UK government not to quit the EU?

Just countries making their thoughts known to each other - whether or not they're acted upon is up to the recipient country.
Very interesting link there, thanks. I can't think of any country that will be in favour of the UK leaving the EU, for the same reasons. An exit would bring a serious economic face-slapping to Britain for a long, long time.

I disagree about the other point though - the other examples may or may not be listened to, but the Windsors, via QE2, have direct, institutionalised influence over Australia,as we have seen demonstrated. Is this right? Frankly, I think I'm getting beyond thinking about it or caring any more.
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sorry you've lost me geeze
Really? Thought it would have been almost obvious and not too cryptic...never mind.
May an admin delete the offending post...tee hee.
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Really? Thought it would have been almost obvious and not too cryptic...never mind.
May an admin delete the offending post...tee hee.
Thought I'd had a brain fart but still don't get it lol
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Um Australia has never received a single cent from the UK or anyone else so quit your lying.

Australia has always been a net creditor. The UK is the one who is poor and has no future.
I think you need to read that post again and quit your comprehension problems.
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