With the recent change of power in Australia, there is a very strong likelihood that HM The Queen won't be Head of State for much longer. The new man in charge has firm views on republicanism (he leads the party of that ilk, after all). An Australian Republic? I'm really trying to think of a reason why this is bad idea and I can't come up with one other than the UK's desperation in holding on to the past and status quo. That argument doesn't flick my switch. With more and more UK residents heading for a new life in the sun down under, do we really care? Personally, I don't one bit.