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Does This Ad Make You Want Australia To Become A Republic?

Under the watchful eye of the former leader of the republic movement, Australia's reshuffled ministers promised to "be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II" on Tuesday.

Now Australians are being asked to make a declaration of independence as they celebrate the national holiday.

The Australian Republican Movement has launched a new campaign asking people to sign an online declaration stating: "I do not swear my allegiance to the British Crown, because I love Australia above all other countries."

It will run advertisements on Australia Day to promote the campaign, showing people singing God Save The Queen - and stumbling over the words.

"It doesn't sound right any more," the ad says.

The declaration says people believe the head of state "should also love Australia above all others" and represent that nation's interests first.

It lets people choose a reason for signing the declaration, including "because we are Australian, not British" and "because we are ready to stand on our own two feet".

ARM national chairman Peter FitzSimons said there was no credible argument against Australia's head of state being an Australian.

"We respect the Queen for her lifetime of service, and we'd love to have her over for a cuppa to oversee the transition to an Australian republic," he said on Wednesday.

AAP

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