• Lucky country needs to make our own luck

    David Morris     |      January 30, 2015

    Tony Abbott’s error of judgement with his ‘knights and dames’ got us talking about how modern Australia has changed. David Morris looks back on our history and says we need to make our own luck as we always have.

  • It’s time for our day, Australia

    David Morris     |      June 8, 2014

    Many Australians are disillusioned with politics and their leaders. David Morris says we need to improve our system of government, have an objective head of state and free ourselves from the colonial thinking of the past.

  • Multiculturalism is who we are

    David Morris     |      November 3, 2013

    According to recent surveys, multiculturalism is endorsed by the vast majority of Australians. David Morris is optimistic about Australia’s diverse culture, if we nurture and strengthen our common values and identity.

  • Making the republic about the Australian people

    David Morris     |      June 7, 2013

    Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan and Liberal frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull have launched a collection of essays arguing for Australia to become a republic. David Morris, National Director of the Australian Republican Movement, explains why it is vital to involve the Australian public in this debate.

  • Can republicans learn from the Queen?

    David Morris     |      June 12, 2012
    Public support for an Australian Republic has been falling over the past few years as interest in the Royal Family rises. David Morris says any potential new head of state could learn a lot from the Queen but should be there to represent Australia first and foremost.

    The media frames issues as black and white.  But Australians live in a world governed by common sense, where things are not black and white but there are large areas of common ground.  Indeed, one of the great things about this country is the way we all get along, regardless of where in the world our ancestors come from or where in the world we might have attachments, because we are united as proud Australians.