The Reserve Bank (RBA) has confirmed that the five dollar banknote’s new design would not include the Monarchy.
It has been a long-standing custom of honouring the Monarch on the lowest denomination banknote.
The Australian people should make it very clear to the Reserve Bank that the portrait of King Charles should feature on the new five dollar note.
The five dollar note already provides aboriginal recognition. The note depicts parliament’s forecourt mosaic that is based on a Central Desert dot-style painting. And the floor plan of the parliament as depicted on the banknote also shows the two sweeping curves that are based on two boomerangs.
The planned removal of the Monarch’s image seems to be an example of republicanism by stealth.
The timing of this is particularly poor given the confirmed cancer diagnosis of King Charles.
A Roy Morgan poll showed more than 60 per cent of Australians supported maintaining ties to the monarchy. More Australians have been in favour of remaining as a constitutional monarchy than becoming a republic consistently since November 2010.
Please send a message to the RBA, Anthony Albanese and Peter Dutton asking them to keep the monarchy on the $5 note.