The article went on to say in part:
Andrew Laming, the member for the Federal Division of Bowman, declared that he was a republican just five days after Prime Minister Tony Abbott reinstated knights and dames into the Australian honour system.
Mr Laming said the best thing about being a republican was enjoying a steamy autumn day by the pool in Redlands while other MPs were in Canberra for the swearing in of the country's 26th Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove on Friday.
Sir Peter was the first man to be knighted under Mr Abbott's revived honours system.
On Tuesday, 3 February 2015 the following blog appeared on Andrew Laming's website: