Greens leader slammed over Queen Elizabeth II tweet.
After he sent a tweet about Queen Elizabeth II's death, the leader of Australia's Greens party was accused of "disrespect."
After he sent a tweet about Queen Elizabeth II's death, the leader of the Australian Greens party was accused of "disrespect" and bad taste.
Adam Bandt, an MP, tweeted his condolences and a call for Australia to "move on" just five hours after she died.
"Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with her family and everyone who loved her," he wrote.
In the next sentence, he wrote, "Now Australia must go forward.
"We need a treaty with the people of the First Nations, and we need to become a Republic."
Even people who agreed with him had something to say about the tweet right away.
"You truly are a disgrace Adam Bandt. Couldn't you have waited even 24 hours before turning the death of the longest-ruling Monarch into a political issue? I like the idea of a republic, but come on! ", someone tweeted.
"Could you say that again the next day? I'm not a fan of the royal family, but have some respect? " someone else said.
"Good grief! This is just gross," wrote someone else.
A Greens spokesman told news.com.au that the Member for Melbourne stood by the tweet and said that now was as good a time as any to start talking with First Nations people about a republic and a Treaty.
Through the Covid-19, one of Australia's top health officials agreed that the tweet was rude.
Nick Coatsworth, who used to be the deputy chief medical officer, tweeted, "Just quietly compare this to the wise words from Albanese and Dutton, and think about why these guys are always at 10%."
"Honor yourself, son," he told him.
Others said that today was not the time to talk about the monarch in a political way.
"Put your political plans where the sun doesn't shine today, Adam. You have no respect. "It's your fault," someone said.
Overnight, Queen Elizabeth died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The Palace said that she was under medical care as worries about her health grew.
She died at 8:30 p.m. local time (3.30am AEDT). The monarch who ruled Britain the longest was 96 years old.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said that he will go to London in the next few days to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral and meet King Charles III. This is because Queen Elizabeth has died.
"Queen Elizabeth II is the only monarch most of us have ever known, and the only one to ever visit Australia," he said.
"Her Majesty was a rare and comforting constant in a world that was changing quickly. Through all the noise and chaos of the years, she has been a model of enduring decency and calm.
After Her Majesty died, the leader of the opposition, Peter Dutton, also sent his deepest condolences to the royal family and the Commonwealth.
Mr. Dutton said, "An extraordinary life that touched so many people has come to a sad end."
"The last page has been written on a great rule. She was the queen of our country and many other countries in the Commonwealth.
"She led Britain through both the worst times and the best times.
"As Leader of the Opposition and on behalf of the Federal Coalition, I send my deepest condolences to the royal family and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth."
"Thank you for everything, Your Majesty."