Australians did not choose King Charles III and polls showed Australians did not approve of him as King, according to the movement.“His support is unlikely to get any better than it is now,” a statement on Friday read. “Multiple polls also show a majority of Australians aged under 35 want Australia to become a republic.“For decades, monarchists and others have claimed that it would be rude to make a move to a republic while the Queen was on the throne. “There is no longer any excuse to delay this important step forward for Australia.”Group chair Peter FitzSimons said it was an exciting and historic time to be a part of the movement.“Rule by birthright, a literally born-to-rule English sovereign, has no place in a democratic, egalitarian Australia.” he said.“The notion is as foreign to Australian values as the monarchy itself.“Nor should anyone be forced to pledge allegiance to a foreign King or Head of State — our Head of State should pledge to serve us, and only us, instead. “Only an Australian should have the honour of becoming our Head of State.”The movement is ramping up its campaign, with events being organised across the country.“We don’t need or want a King to reign over us. We deserve an Australian champion — a first among equals,” the group said.
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