Er, the civil list is from UK taxpayers. You lot don't pay her a bean, and I suspect you know that.
(Unless you believe the propaganda of that giant turd Australia sadly excreted called Rupert Murdoch, now there is someone who really avoids paying tax, but he's 'a good bloke' isn't he?)
The Royal Family pays travel costs, be it on BA, the RAF or RAAF.
And the Queen is not supposed to take a more active role in affairs, she is a non-political head of state.
So we are all 'sheep' then? That's like me saying all Aussies are criminally-descended bludgers.
Just plain stupid.
If maybe you are still bitter about what happened to Whitlam in 1974-75, look who may have been behind the destabilising of his government in the first place, clue: they are based at Langely in the US. Anyway, the Governor General of the time never consulted the Queen.
But it's up to Australia to decide what to do, funny how the 'mass' Republican campaign over there went down the toilet last time around though!
Maybe all that contempt muddled their brains, must be some explanation to making such a complete cock-up of their post Queen head of state plans, unless they were so arrogant they thought the Australian people wouldn't notice......'arrogant', bet they called the Queen that plenty of times!
But I think Australia will be a republic by 2010, how much of that is to do with the changing racial mix of the nation though?