A Very Royal Hendo

Hendo (who may or may not be a Republican, it’s hard to tell) thinks Camilla will become the Queen of Australia under Australian constitutional law. In other revelations, Hendo predicts that “Charles will never be Governor-General of Australia”. Ho hum. Oh, Hendo would rather Australia had a “true queen”. Hello?

Ok, I won’t keep doing the Shorter Hendo (TM) as a ritual after this unless Hendo says something interesting. Gerry’s been a bit off form so far this year. Maybe he should have taken a holiday after all.

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Phil
2022 years ago

Look away, nothing to see there.

flute
2022 years ago

I love it when Hendo gets all historical. I’m surprised he didn’t mention the great post-war ALP split.

Ron
Ron
2022 years ago

Perhaps that should be hysterical?

Ken Parish
Ken Parish
2022 years ago

I actually thought Henderson’s article was quite sensible, and a useful if modest contribution to the flickering republican debate. I reckon you mob are just sneering at Gerry on principle.

Homer  Paxton
Homer Paxton
2022 years ago

the most interesting thing about this uninteresting topic is that the Poms will need legislation to stop Camilla becoming Queen!

do we need to do the same thing. Is there legislation in hand to stop Chuck from becoming king of Australia!

Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2022 years ago

“I actually thought Henderson’s article was quite sensible, and a useful if modest contribution to the flickering republican debate. I reckon you mob are just sneering at Gerry on principle.’

So did I. I’ve no idea what the point is here. Henderson is a declared republican whose antipathy to an Australian monarchy is very well-established.

David Tiley
2022 years ago

Perhaps someone should start to do a thinner Adams.

O dear, a weightist joke.

Homer Paxton
Homer Paxton
2022 years ago

Fat chance!

blank
blank
2022 years ago

Is there any mention of the monarch’s consort in any Australian legislation?

The Constitution Act and the Constitution make mention of the Queen and her heirs and successors in the sovereignty of the UK.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I understand that Queen/King of Australia, (and various other countries) is a package deal with the UK monarchy, not separate monarchies.

I suggest the situtation was a little different in 1937, as Charles and Di have already produced the heir and the spare, so the succession is assured. I can’t see Camilla wanting to be a mum again at 58.

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

“I’ve no idea what the point is here.”

Nor did I. Hendo is indeed a Republican but he hardly argues the point forcefully. Perhaps we’re meant to draw the inference. Not much op in this op/ed. A snear at Doc Evatt would have livened the column up.

David Tiley
2022 years ago

Yes, but I get sick of the aggressive op in the op ed. I like Hendo better when he talks about stuff he actually knows about, as opposed to posturing and showing his knickers.

flute
2022 years ago

Tiley, I think if you relied on that from the head of the shadowy Sydney Institute his column would be shorter than a list of rugby league players favourite arias.