PM Albanese makes false affirmation of office
by Alison Ryan
In this video you can hear Anthony Albanese take the Affirmation of Office which is not in accordance with the Schedule of Affirmation in the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900. The Affirmation states:
I, A.B., do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors according to law.
(NOTE – The name of the King or Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the time being is to be substituted from time to time.)
However, the Affirmation sworn by Mr Albanese before Governor General David Hurley on 23 May 2022 is:
“I, Anthony Norman Albanese do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will well and truly serve the Commonwealth of Australia, her land, and her people in the Office of Prime Minister.”
Editor: The video claims Accenture supplied software to the AEC and was paid $44M to set it up. In response to an inquiry from Cairns News a week ago the AEC denied Accenture provided or installed any software and was paid $44M.
Australia’s Governor-General has suggested the country could become a republic after the Queen dies. Mr Albanese’s government has promised Australians will face another republican referendum if their government wins a second term in 2025.
Australians have already rejected the constitutional change in a referendum held in 1999.
Matt Thistlethwaite was appointed new assistant minister for the republic last month after Labor won government.
Mr Thistlethwaite has said it was time to start having discussions on the country’s future.