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Contents >> Chapter 3 - International relations >> Australia and the Commonwealth

AUSTRALIA AND THE COMMONWEALTH

Australia is an active member and supporter of the Commonwealth - an association of 53 countries. Australia particularly values the role of the Commonwealth in promoting the principles of democracy, good governance and human rights among its members. Australia hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2002 and the Australian Prime Minister filled the position of Commonwealth Chair-in-Office in 2002-03.

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