The British Monarch Is Going to Be Replaced on Banknotes by Australia

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Australia is set to replace the British monarch on its banknotes as it looks to honour its Indigenous people and culture. 

Craig Foster, head of the Australian Republic Movement, said, “Australia believes in meritocracy, so the idea that someone should be on our currency by birthright is irreconcilable as is the notion that they should be our head of state by birthright.”

The decision was made by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), which decided to use an indigenous design for its A$5 note rather than an illustration of King Charles.

Australia has long been renowned for its loyalty to the British monarchy, with royals appearing on the country’s currency dating back to the days of the Australian pound.

However, following the death of Queen Elizabeth and calls from Australian Republic Movement supporters to remove her face from the A$5 note, Australia is set to replace the British monarch with an Indigenous design. 

Australia’s republican movement has long viewed the Queen’s death as a pivotal moment for a possible change in the country’s political system. For years, Australians have advocated for their nation to become a republic and break away from its ties with the British Monarchy. Now, with Queen Elizabeth’s passing, this momentum is only increasing. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) responded to these calls and recently decided to replace the Queen’s face on A$5 banknotes with an Indigenous design. This marks a significant shift in Australia’s historical ties to Britain and its monarchy. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia said Thursday, “King Charles would not feature on the note in the future, and the pink polymer currency would be redesigned to incorporate an image representing the country’s indigenous communities.”

The move has been widely praised by many Australians, who feel more connected to their local heritage than foreign royalty. Many people are eager for future generations in Australia to recognize Indigenous culture and symbols on their money as a source of pride rather than one that hails from far away.

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