The Committee tabled its report called Road to a Republic on 31 August 2004, a time when the nation was increasingly engrossed in the approaching Federal Election.
As expected, the majority wholly endorsed the plan of the Australian Republican movement that two plebiscites be held the first to determine whether Australians want a republic, the second on the form of republic.
This would be followed by a referendum.
If the 1999 approach were followed separate changes would have to be made for each of the States and also in relation to the Flag.
Curiously, Liberal Senator and ARM officer Senator Marise Payne dissented from there being a second plebiscite which is generally thought to be one which would favour a directly elected president.
When the report was released Australians for Constitutional Monarchy issued the following media release.