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Quentin Bryce should resign

An email to 2UE’s George Moore and Paul B. Kidd

Good morning George and Paul,

Quentin Bryce’s comments about a republic shocked me a little bit. While she is personally entitled to her view and I agree with her to a point, I can’t see it being worth the expense with our relatively small population.

What shocked me though is that she said what she said while holding the office she holds. To have the Queen’s representative advocate replacing the Queen as head of state is untenable. Quentin Bryce should resign. She can not faithfully represent the Queen if she holds the view that Australia should be a republic.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

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#1 Comment By nbrettoner On November 23, 2013 @ 9:56 am

Totally agree with you Samuel. I was also quite shocked of her apparent support for non-marriage relationships to be legally permitted to be called & recognised as a marriage.
Marriage has & always will for me be a man & a woman; legally married. Only. Anything else is a relationship.

#2 Comment By Samuel On November 23, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

Hi Noel,

I wasn’t so concerned about Quentin Bryce’s comments about marriage (although I agree with you that marriage is, and should only be, between a man and a woman) as that didn’t seem to be as out-of-place as her comments against the person she represents, but I do wonder what Her Majesty would make of the marriage comments.

Perhaps there will be no need for a resignation…perhaps the Queen will fire the unrepresentative representative.

#3 Comment By padders On November 30, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

Hi Samuel

I’m a bit late to this thread, but I agree, of course. As I wrote on twitter, Ms Bryce needs to ask herself if she is still allegiant to the Soverign whom she represents on behalf of all Australians. If she is not, then she must go. In hindsight, Tony made a mistake in not accepting her resignation when she offered it back in September. Tony has been a bit bizarre lately: way too accepting of Ms Bryce’s latest remarks, and overly effusive in parliament when Mr Rudd resigned.

#4 Comment By Samuel On December 5, 2013 @ 4:19 am

Hello Padders,

Yes, Tony Abbott probably should have accepted Ms. Bryce’s offer to resign due to her familial relationship with opposition leader Bill Shorten. He seemed to engage on an unnecessary niceness campaign when he took office and I assume he thought that it might help him to get legislation passed before the new senate sits in July…alas it was of no help whatsoever. I think he has now seen this and gone in to a more productive “what other options do I have in the meantime” mode.

My main concern though is the budget. Clearly Labor has left a larger debt than anticipated and fixing it is going to be difficult, and I fear it may be even more difficult with the current hostile senate remaining in place until long after the next federal budget has to be debated.