The Australian Monarchist League
is a non-profit organisation
, headquartered in Sydney
, promoting the monarchy of Australia
, and providing information to members of the public about Australian history and the Australian Constitution
. The organisation was part of the "no" campaign in the 1999 republic referendum
, which asked whether Australia should become a republic and whether Australia should alter the constitution to insert a preamble
. Neither of the amendments passed.
The Australian Monarchist League is incorporated as an association in New South Wales
, and were originally founded as a branch of the London
-based International Monarchist League
(IML). However, in 1993, the League severed affiliation with the IML, established itself as an independent Australian body. (A separate organisation, the Monarchist League in Australia
, was formed in 2006 as an affiliate of the IML). Philip Benwell, a merchant banker
, has served on a volunteer basis as the national chairman and spokesman for the league for over ten years.
The League has established a Trust with a number of prominent Australian businessmen as Trustees. The... Read More