In all of debate within the last 30 or so years, Australia has tried to become a republic. A referendum was held and it lost as it did not get a majority of both individuals and states. Why is this the situation?
As it turns out, I think when individuals voted during the referendum, many people did not understand the political structure, the economic structure as well as complex legal structures that relates to a republic. Those many have no idea of what a republic is like and fears that it may as well be related to a communist rule. That I believe is one primary reason for the failure of Australia becoming a republic.
Australia should become a republic, where we can establish our own identity instead of following the lead of the British. The royal family does not even have any impact or influence to Australia in this modern era. There is hardly any communication within. It is time to break away from tradition. It is time to let the people of Australia determine Australia for who we are. The British is already losing their power over us, so why not break from it entirely? There is no point to be hanging from a thread in this situation.
The individuals must understand that a republic is more or less controlled by the people within that nation. It is similar to what we have now, but only without a queen. All systemic structures can remain unchanged and we no longer need a Governor-General to sit in the Australian Parliaments and pass all Bills and Sign all Acts. What a waste of an effort. It is one extra barrier to having what the people really want.
There are benefits and costs to becoming a republic. But the opportunity cost to Australia becoming a republic is giving up time and transition, in which during that time, may result in many complications, conflict and frustration. However, once that period passes away, everyone will be enjoying life without a monarch.
Why stay with "Mother England" when they are hardly looking after us? Why, when they neglected us in World War 2? Why, when we are capable of running a country by ourselves without a head monarch authority?
It is time to break away in this new modern world of the twenty-first century, from our earthly roots.