"David Flint" is an Australian legal academic, known for his leadership of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy and for his tenure as head of the Australian Broadcasting Authority.

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Royal watchers in Britain are set on scandal.

I think she plays the role of queen of Australia impeccably. The country was formed under the Crown, we decided to federate under the Crown and it is the fulcrum of our federal system.

All in all, it could have been a lot worse. With another inch or so, there wouldn't have been anywhere for it to go and it really could have been a disaster.

There's great enthusiasm for her, certainly not as it was when she first came to Australia. I think she's been received (in Sydney) with great respect.