Author(s): Benjamin T. Jones
To propose an Australian should be our head of state doesn't seem revolutionary. 'Isn't that already the case?" some may even ask. Flip a coin and you'll have your answer.
In This Time, Benjamin T. Jones charts a path to an independent future. He reveals the fascinating early history of the Australian republican movement of the 1850s and its larger-than-life characters. He shows why we need a new model for a transformed, multicultural nation, and discusses the best way to choose an Australian head of state. With republicans leading every government around the nation, the time is ripe for change.
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.