Author(s): Benjamin T. Jones
In this crisp yet comprehensive book, Benjamin T. Jones explores Australia's long republican history and boldly charts a path to an independent future.With republicans leading every government around the nation, now is the time to discuss not only why Australia should become a republic, but what kind of republic it should be.In This Time, Benjamin reveals the fascinating early history of the republican movement of the 1850s and its larger-than-life characters. He discusses Australia's past as a predominantly Anglo monoculture and why we need a new model for a transformed nation. He demolishes monarchist arguments and discusses what went wrong in 1999 and the way forward from here, including the best method for appointing an Australian head of state.
Benjamin T. Jones is a Research Fellow in the School of History, ANU. His other books include Republicanism and Responsible Government and Project Republic (as co-editor). He is a regular guest on ABC Radio National and contributor to The Conversation.