who should be our first head of state?

Should Australia finally make the leap to becoming a republic, Crikey satirist Tom Red has some top tips for our new sovereign leader.

(Image: Tom Red / Private Media)

As anticipated, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has rekindled the debate on Australian sovereignty. Is it time to finally cut the strings of the apron with Mother England and establish a republic with a real Aussie at the top of the table?

While constitutional experts and fervent advocates on both sides scramble about if, how and when, the rest of us are already at the who. Woh satirist Tom Red has a ruler on starting bets.

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Professionals: Not only is he familiar with the international legal system and medieval workwear, but he’s also nailed the absurd cadence and royal diction.