Peter FitzSimons campaign for Australia to become a republic will see Queen and Monarchy removed from $5 bills forever
The Peter FitzSimons-led Australian Republican Movement (ARM) will call for the image of Queen Elizabeth to be removed from the country’s existing $5 bill.
The ARM will also ask the government not to replace the queen with the head of King Charles III on coins from next year, the Daily Mail Australia has understood.
The group has temporarily suspended its campaign for a republic until after the Queen’s funeral in London next week.
But ARM reportedly sees the removal of royals from the Australian currency as a key factor in the group’s advocacy in relaunching operations.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted FitzSimons to request comment on this story.
A member of the ARM said: the Australian it was ‘ridiculous’ that Australian had already said it would use the image of the king on coins from 2023 onwards.
It is believed that ARM will bide its time before proposing an Australian-born replacement to the royal family on coins and the $5 note.
It will initially focus on sparking public debate on the issue.
More to come.