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Australians Want Steve Irwin On Their Money — Not King Charles

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  • Australians have been suggesting iconic Aussie celebrities to replace the Queen on the country’s banknotes, with zookeeper and national treasure Steve Irwin being a popular choice.
  • The British monarch is Australia’s head of state and features on the country’s currency.
  • Following the Queen’s death on September 8, the Australian National Bank announced the next day that King Charles III will appear on their $5 notes in the late monarch’s place.

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