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PRIME MINISTER 54/93

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME I\'IINISTER, THE HON P J KEATING MP

REPUBLIC ADVISORY COMI\IITTEE

I was very disappointed today to learn of Dr Hewson's decision not to nominate a member of the republic advisory committee.

I believe it demonstrates a lack of understanding on Dr Hewson's part of the weight of the issue and the approach of the Government.

However, I note Dr Hewson's obvious dissatisfaction with the Liberal Party's outdated platform, and I hope he succeeds in bringing it more into line with community attitudes at the party's federal council meeting in August.

The work of the republic advisory committee must proceed, notwithstanding the absence of a nominee from Dr Hewson, but the door remains open should Dr Hewson change his mind.

CANBERRA 29 April, 1993

COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY MICAH

REPUBLIC ADVISORY COMMI I rEE

Announced by the Prime Minister, the Hon P J Keating MP April 28 1993

MALCOLM TURNBULL

MR NICK GREINER

MS MARY KOSTAKIDIS

MS LOIS ODONOGHUE

MS SUSAN RYAN

DR JOHN HIRST

PROF GEORGE WINTERTON

Chairman

Former NSW Liberal Premier

Media Presenter, SBS TV, member of Constitutional Centenary Foundation

Chair, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

Former ALP Senator and Minister for Education, currently chief executive Plastics Industry Association

Reader in History, LaTrobe University, Convenor of Australian Republican Movement, Victoria

Professor of Law, University of NSW .

Leader of the Opposition to nominate one representative.

State Premiers and Chief Ministers to nominate two representatives.