The First Fleet did not come alone. Captain Phillip did not only bring people and provisions - he brought institutions which are with us today and which have made this nation.
Radio Australia reported that the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott's decision to reintroduce the official honours of Knight and Dame for pre-eminent Australians was mocked by the opposition Labor party
Youth support for a politicians' republic has collapsed, according to a poll by Fairfax Nielson published on 16 April 2014.
Support among those aged 18-24 is 28%, with overall