Australian republicans

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  1. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett


    Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett (/ˈblænʃət/; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Awards. Blanchett came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film Elizabeth, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award, and earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film The Aviator brought her critical acclaim and many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, making her the only actor to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar-winning actor. In 2013, she starred as Jasmine Francis in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, for which she won numerous accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress.

  2. Paul Hogan

    Paul Hogan


    Paul Hogan, AM (born 8 October 1939) is an Australian comedian, actor and television presenter. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe award for his performance as outback adventurer Michael "Crocodile" Dundee in "Crocodile" Dundee (1986), the first in the Dundee series film franchise.

  3. Bryan Brown

    Bryan Brown


    Bryan Neathway Brown, AM (born 23 June 1947) is an Australian actor.

  4. Billy Thorpe

    Billy Thorpe


    William Richard "Billy" Thorpe, AM (29 March 1946 – 28 February 2007) was a renowned English-born Australian pop / rock singer-songwriter and producer, musician. As lead singer of his band Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, he had success in the 1960s with "Blue Day", "Poison Ivy", "Over the Rainbow", "Sick and Tired", and "Mashed Potato"; and in the 1970s with "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy". Featuring in concerts at Sunbury Pop Festivals and Myer Music Bowl in the early 1970s, the Aztecs also developed the pub rock scene and were one of the loudest groups in Australia.

  5. Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch


    Keith Rupert Murdoch /ˈmɜrdɒk/, AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American business magnate. Murdoch became managing director of Australia's News Limited, inherited from his father Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch in 1952. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate, and its successors News Corp and 21st Century Fox after the conglomerate split on 28 June 2013.

  6. Julia Gillard

    Julia Gillard


    Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is a former Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013, as leader of the Australian Labor Party. She was the first and to date only woman to hold either position.

  7. James Blundell

    James Blundell


    James Blundell (born 8 December 1964) is an Australian country music singer. Born in Stanthorpe, Queensland, Blundell first rose to prominence after being named "best new talent" at the 1987 Country Music Awards of Australia. He has since released several albums in both Australia and the United States, with his most successful album This Road (released in 1992) selling more than 145,000 copies in Australia. Blundell was an unsuccessful candidate for the Senate in Queensland at the 2013 federal election, running for Katter's Australian Party.

  8. Quentin Bryce

    Quentin Bryce


    Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce ADCVO (née Strachan; born 23 December 1942) was the 25th Governor-General of Australia, holding office from September 2008 until March 2014. She was the first woman to hold the position, and was previously the Governor of Queensland from 2003 to 2008.

  9. Michael Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun

    Michael Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun


    Michael Edward Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun (22 July 1942 – 30 June 2012) was a British Australian, who is most noted because of the documentary Britain's Real Monarch, which alleged he was the rightful monarch of England instead of Queen Elizabeth II.

  10. Andrew Johns

    Andrew Johns


    Andrew Gary "Joey" Johns (born 19 May 1974) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, considered by many to be the greatest player of all time. Hailed as the best halfback in the world for many years, he captained the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League and participated in the team's first two premiership victories in 1997 and 2001, playing a club record 249 games for the Knights. Johns also represented his country at two World Cups, and on one Kangaroo tour, playing in total 21 Test matches for the national side. He played in 23 State of Origin series matches for the New South Wales Blues (captaining the side to a series win in 2003), and played for the Country Origin side in 1995 and 2003.

  11. Eddie McGuire

    Eddie McGuire


    Edward Joseph "Eddie" McGuire AM (born 29 October 1964) is an Australian television presenter and businessman known for his long association with Australian rules football (AFL) and the Channel nine television network.

  12. John Newcombe

    John Newcombe


    John David Newcombe, AO, OBE (born 23 May 1944 in Sydney) is a former tennis player from Australia who won seven Grand Slam singles titles and an all-time record 17 doubles titles. He is one of the few men to have been ranked world No. 1 in both singles and doubles. He also contributed to five Davis Cup titles for Australia during an age when Davis Cup was deemed as significant as the Grand Slams. Tennis Magazine ranked Newcombe the 10th best male player of the period 1965–2005.

  13. Kim Beazley

    Kim Beazley


    Kim Christian Beazley, AC (born 14 December 1948), is an Australian diplomat and former politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia from 1995 to 1996. He subsequently served as the Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1996 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2006.

  14. Christine Milne

    Christine Milne


    Christine Anne Milne (née Morris, born 14 May 1953 in Latrobe, Tasmania) is a former Australian Senator and was leader of the parliamentary caucus of the Australian Greens from 2012 to 2015. Milne stepped down as leader on 6 May 2015, replaced by Dr Richard Di Natale.

  15. Gough Whitlam

    Gough Whitlam


    Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (/ˈɡɒf ˈwɪtləm/ 11 July 1916 – 21 October 2014) was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975. The Leader of the Labor Party from 1967 to 1977, Whitlam led his party to power for the first time in 23 years at the 1972 election. He won the 1974 election before being controversially dismissed by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis. Whitlam remains the only Australian prime minister to have his commission terminated in that manner.

  16. Janette Parker

    Janette Parker


    Janette Howard (née Parker; born 11 August 1944) is the wife of John Howard, who was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007 and the second longest serving Australian Prime Minister.

  17. Bob Hawke

    Bob Hawke


    Robert James Lee "Bob" Hawke ACGCL (born 9 December 1929) is an Australian politician who was the Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991.

  18. Malcolm Turnbull

    Malcolm Turnbull


    Malcolm Bligh Turnbull (born 24 October 1954) is an Australian politician who has served as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Liberal Party since 2015, and as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wentworth since 2004.

  19. Fred Schepisi

    Fred Schepisi


    Frederic Alan "Fred" Schepisi, AO (SKEP-see; born 26 December 1939) is an Australian film director, producer and screenwriter. His credits include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Plenty, Roxanne, Six Degrees of Separation, Mr. Baseball and Last Orders.

  20. Robert Hughes

    Robert Hughes


    Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012) was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries. His best seller The Fatal Shore (1987) is a study of the British penal colonies and early history of Australia. He was described in 1997 by Robert Boynton of The New York Times as "the most famous art critic in the world."

  21. Lucy Turnbull

    Lucy Turnbull


    Lucinda Mary "Lucy" Turnbull AO (née Hughes; born 30 March 1958) is an Australian businesswoman, philanthropist, and former local government politician. She served as the Lord Mayor of Sydney from 2003 to 2004 (the first woman to hold the position), having first been elected to the Sydney City Council in 1999. Since leaving office, Turnbull has served in city planning roles, as a company director, and as a board member of various non-profit organisations. Her husband, Malcolm Turnbull, is the Prime Minister of Australia.

  22. Peter Garrett

    Peter Garrett


    Peter Robert Garrett AM (born 16 April 1953) is an Australian musician, environmentalist, activist and former politician.

  23. Steve Vizard

    Steve Vizard


    Stephen William Vizard (born 6 March 1956) is a Gold Logie award-winning Australian television and radio presenter, lawyer, comedian, producer, author and screenwriter.

  24. Andrew Gaze

    Andrew Gaze


    Andrew Barry Casson Gaze, AM (born 24 July 1965) is an Australian former professional basketball player. He is considered as the greatest player in the history of the NBL and is a seven time winner of the league's Most Valuable Player award, which is now known as the Andrew Gaze Trophy.

  25. Natasha Stott Despoja

    Natasha Stott Despoja


    Natasha Jessica Stott Despoja AM (born 9 September 1969) is Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls. A former politician and former leader of the Australian Democrats, she was a Democrats senator for South Australia from 1995 to 2008. Stott Despoja was appointed to the Senate at the age of 26, and until Sarah Hanson-Young was elected in 2007, was previously the youngest woman elected to the Parliament of Australia.

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