“Now the time for a debate on the republic”: Richard Marles MP

Mitchell Dye with Richard Marles, Federal Member for Corio Mitchell Dye and Richard Marles

Richard Marles MP, Federal Member for Corio and the Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection joined the program on Australia Day to talk about the significance of the day and the push by some for a republic.

“I think there is an evolution that is ongoing in Australia’s growing up. We never had a conversation at the birth of our nation,” he said.

“I was heartened when the new Australian of the year…felt that now was the time for a debate on the republic and I agree with that.”

The year ahead was also up for discussion, including the upcoming election, with Marles naming jobs and potential changes to the GST as they key issues affecting Corio.

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