Republic survey no surprise, says Wayne Swan

Republic survey no surprise: Swan

Former deputy prime minister Wayne Swan is not surprised by a poll that shows support for an Australian republic is at less than 40 per cent but sees it as a challenge to republicans to ''redouble efforts'' on the issue. A ReachTEL poll of more than 2100 Australians conducted for Fairfax Media last Thursday found that 39.4 per cent surveyed supported Australia becoming a republic, with 41.6 per cent opposing it and 19 per cent undecided.''What it shows is the nature of the task ahead,'' Mr Swan said.

Judith Ireland

The story Republic survey no surprise, says Wayne Swan first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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