We share a head of state, so should Australia join a Commonwealth trading bloc?
Australia shouldn't wade into the post-Brexit politics by supporting an idea to form a trading bloc based on the Commonwealth.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May can’t rely on her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and others in the Commonwealth for unfettered trade support.
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.
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Britain and India may be linked by colonial ties, but India is intent on forging a new relationship based on in its own interests.
In the 1960s, Britain shut the door on Commonwealth migration, before turing to Europe when it needed more workers.
Boris Johnson outside Whitehall in London.
Boris Johnson, the man who led the Brexit campaign, has been appointed as the UK's chief diplomat. It has sent shudders down many spines, but does Africa need to worry?
Uncertainty over aid and trade will accompany new power struggles between Britain and the Commonwealth.
All falling down.
Membership of the EU guarantees Britain's political power in Europe and beyond.
Don't assume a UK outside of the EU will be able to rewrite its trade deal with India.
The big vote is not just for Brits – which might be a surprise to some people.
Why those who want to lean on imperial relations should think again.
The Curtin Labor Government in 1942 started the process to take income tax from the states.
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The states have historically fought to keep their income tax powers so it seems a joke to see a rejection of the Federal Government's proposal to give these powers back.
Kenya’s Supreme Court judges file into the chamber during the opening of parliament.
The electorate and those involved in public governance should focus more on how judges are appointed. This is because they need to make sure that individuals of the highest quality get the job.
The question of who will replace the Queen as Head of Commonwealth is not as simple as it sounds.
Leaders at the last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November 2013. Malta will host the next one in November 2015.
The Commonwealth is politically fraught, with widely divergent members. But, instead of unravelling as some critics wish, it has instead inspired copycats and appears set to grow and endure.
The flags are up but no-one’s home.
Party manifestos reveal a decidedly luke-warm attitude to what was once an important institution.
Round and round, every four years.
On July 23 the Queen will open the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. In the process, she will no doubt also fire the starting pistol on the latest round of a favourite British pastime: worrying about…
David Cameron visits Commonwealth soldiers’ graves in Tourgeville Military Cemetery, France.
Speaking as part of a commemorative celebration of the importance of the Commonwealth in WW1, David Cameron had this to say about the participation of colonial troops from all over the empire: They fought…
The Coalition government’s deal with the states over schools funding should not be broken so easily.
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Education minister Christopher Pyne has announced the new government will dump the agreements with the states on the Gonski school funding reforms, negotiated by the former Labor government. Pyne has said…
Just wave the flags and don’t mention the torture.
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The list of crimes alleged to have been perpetrated by brothers Mahinda and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa – respectively the president and defence minister of Sri Lanka – are truly horrifying. During the last few…
Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
It is difficult to do justice to the mood of despair that has been haunting the corridors of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s headquarters in Marlborough House in recent months. The decision to hold the…