Had there been a vote today, there would have been no referendum on Australia becoming a republic.
This is according to a Resolution poll, which found that only 46 percent of Australians answered “yes” when asked whether they would support amending the constitution and ending its relationship with the monarchy.
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The Resolve poll – published in nine newspapers – found that Victoria was the only state in which a majority of respondents supported a republic.
A referendum would barely even pass among young Australians, with 54 percent of those aged 18 to 34 in support of breaking ties with the British monarchy.
About 75 percent of respondents said the Queen had done well during her reign, while 45 percent said King Charles III would do well as Australia’s head of state.
Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles said the vote should be viewed in the context of support for Queen Elizabeth and her family following the monarch’s death.
“I don’t think we should be reading too much into the polls about the Republic in the immediate aftermath of a historic moment like the death of Queen Elizabeth II,” he told ABC Radio.
“I really feel what has happened in the past few weeks since the Queen passed away is about accepting an incredible human being.”
The late monarch will be mourned at a national memorial service at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday during a one-off public holiday for the nation.
The service will not be open to the public, although Finance Minister Katy Gallagher said several memorial events have taken place in the nation’s capital to date.
“I can imagine this memorial service has some obstacles, including the people attending the service, and those challenges just have to be weighed by the people who are conducting it,” she told ABC TV. Told.
“But I certainly think, as a Canberran, there are many opportunities for the general public to come forward and share in this historic occasion.”
The service will feature several Australian flourishes, including a 1954 painting of the Queen by eight-time Archibald Prize winner Sir William Dargie.
The painting will be surrounded by the golden wattle and some of its favorite flowers, the sweet pea and dahlia, the flower symbol of Australia.
Thursday’s service will be broadcast live across the country from 11 a.m. and will begin with a minute’s silence.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the service would allow the nation to reflect on ,
“Her Majesty had a deep love for Australia and Australians have fondly remembered her since her passing,” he said.
“The Queen lived her life with an air of dignity and grace that will be remembered for centuries to come.”