Common Cause is an Alliance of four Commonwealth Republican Movements:
Le Common Cause
est une alliance de quatre mouvements républicains de
Commonwealth (La version française sera disponible sous peu.)
- The Australian Republican Movement (ARM)
- Citizens for a Canadian Republic (CCR)
- The Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand and
Sharing a Commonwealth heritage, the four republican
organizations joined forces in early 2005 to pursue their common
cause ... to bring about four new Commonwealth republics across the globe.
Common Cause is committed to the ideals of democracy and equality in our national constitutions. Member
organizations are each working towards the replacement of their respective constitutional monarchies with republics based on the principles of democracy, accountability, transparency and merit.
Common Cause provides a framework for the member
organizations to share information, resources and ideas to bring about their common goal. Reflecting their distinctive political and constitutional circumstances, each of the
organizations will retain their autonomous national campaigns.
Common Cause has four guiding principles:
Common Cause alliance is recognition that all four countries have ongoing political, social, economic and cultural histories that bind each country to the other. These formal ties are reinforced by personal and family friendships between the four countries.
Equality: Each member organization of Common Cause is an equal member regardless of its size or history.
Co-operation: Common Cause is a commitment to discussion and mutual assistance. It is a shared willingness to talk through any differences and disagreements in order to continue the working relationship and further the aims of the agreement.
Democracy: Each member organization will maintain a commitment to openness and democracy within their internal structures and procedures and in all matters concerning the Agreement.
While currently limited to republican
organizations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Common Cause is open to any republican movement within the Commonwealth sharing its aims.
Common Cause media releases:
7 April 2005 New alliance links Commonwealth republican movements