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Republic referendum in 2010: Greens.

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Senator Bob Brown Senator for Tasmania

Friday, 5 September 2008

Republic referendum in 2010 - Greens

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says Australians should be given the opportunity to vote 'yes' or 'no' for a republic at the next federal election in 2010.

Welcoming the investiture of Ms Quentin Bryce, Australia's first female Governor General, Senator Brown said it is a signal for change.

"It opens the prospect for Australia's first President to be female as well.

"Australians would vote 'yes' for a republic in 2010 and then we could follow up by answering the question of how to elect the President," Senator Brown said.

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