This snippet was contained in the monthly email to Australian Republican Movement members from our mild-mannered chair, John Warhurst.
The saga of my correspondence with the Governor-General took a further step when he refused to see me to learn for himself about ARM on the extremely dubious grounds that he had not seen Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, despite his patronage of their front organisation, Constitutional Education Fund-Australia. Andrew Fraser reported this story under the headline "G-G close to taking sides on republic: Warhurst" in the Canberra Times of 17 June. I believe the Governor-General has been badly advised: he would be far better off openly speaking to all sides of the republic issue rather than pretending to maintain his impartiality. The ARM will continue to press the issues we raised in our correspondence including the role of the Queen as Head of State and the connection between ACM and CEF-A.
Republican supporters can sign up to become an ARM supporter (free) or member (cheap) at the ARM website.