The main thing we learned is that even our supposedly republican Prime Minister won't stand up to the Queen for the right of all Australians to access key information about our history, writes Gough Whitlam biographer Jenny Hocking.
An emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace! What could be more exciting!
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We need to keep publicly asking the big questions about our system of government, writes Labor MP for Fenner and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh.
Republican Malcolm Turnbull was not going to work under a painting of the Queen, write Sally Whyte and Josh Taylor
Historian and author Jenny Hocking digs into the archives to reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew and when she knew it.