Bloody oath! Allegiance to what or whom?

The NSW Parliament is considering a bill sponsored by Legislative Councillor, Rev Fred Nile, to change the oath of office for MPs in NSW to include an option of swearing allegiance to the Queen. In an excellent paper by Gareth Griffith, the Research Service of the NSW Parliamentary Library sums up the situation for all of Australia. What do you think: should Australians swear to the Queen, Australia, the State/Territory, the people…or not have to swear at all?

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