gzt:KiwiNZ: If we went down the road of dumping the current head of state we do not need to replace it. Simply use the current parliament without the Governor General.
At the mo the GG plays a critical role in forming a govt. I earlier proposed we keep the office but appoint/elect some retired judges (ie from a merit pool) to serve the same function instead.
Friendly question here. How do you propose this function is performed in the absence of a office GG?
I actually support the current system, there is no compelling reason to change, however if we were to drop the GG/Monarchy the use of the judiciary to audit election results and confirm the results. Let the House of Representatives pass the laws. There would need to be some tweaking of how constitutional change is down. We would also need to formalise our divided constitutional documents into a formal constitution.