The High Court has ruled the right to charge an electric vehicle tax rests with the Commonwealth despite the Constitution not mentioning cars or roads.
A shrinking pool of host cities, high costs, and cultural questions about the monarchy: why the Commonwealth Games are under threat.
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, in its interim report tabled on Monday, recommends donation and spending caps apply to third parties and associated entities.
While playing the old enemy for the Ashes is for many the pinnacle of Australian cricket, Australia-India is developing as a modern rivalry.
Not only can a republic be a member of the Commonwealth, even countries that were never part of the former British Empire are now eligible.
The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s Orb and Sceptre, following her funeral at Westminster Abbey in London in September 2022.
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Gems do not a monarch make, and repatriating the Crown Jewels would strengthen the contemporary British monarchy at a time when it most urgently needs to modernize.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla pose for a photo with representatives of the Commonwealth countries during the annual Commonwealth Day reception at Buckingham Palace in May 2022.
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The coronation is a critical moment for King Charles to show that the monarchy can be more efficient and more sensitive to the legacy of British imperialism.
In a simply worded question, Australians will be asked to approve altering the Constitution “to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice”.
Then-Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles visiting Canada in 2017. As a new monarch is crowned in Britain, is it time for Canada to have a head of state who is Canadian?
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As Charles is crowned King, maybe the time has come for Canada to reassess its connection with the British monarchy and become a republic.
It’s been a long time coming. But this latest news means the ACT and NT could draw up their own voluntary assisted dying laws, bringing them into line with the states.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth, questions arise about whose life gets mourned and who does not. Here is the Queen with the Guards of Honour in Nigeria, Dec. 3, 2003, for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
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In the middle of the tremendous outpouring of love and grief for the Queen and the monarchy she represented, not everyone wants to take a moment of silence. And there are a lot of reasons why.
If the prime minister is right, and New Zealand’s ties to the monarchy will only strengthen under Charles III, the country will be swimming against the Commonwealth tide.
Following her death, a giant image of Queen Elizabeth II was displayed in Piccadilly Circus, London – a spot typically reserved for major brand advertisements.
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Queen Elizabeth II headed up an impressive global brand, the new king must maintain this success
Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss.
Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, Africa has slipped from its precarious but tangible place in UK political discourse.
Long to reign over whom and how?
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The world changed a great deal in the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Her son’s legacy may be determined by how he adapts to new dynamics within the UK and across the Commonwealth.
The Queen in Manitoba during a 1970 royal tour.
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Queen Elizabeth harnessed goodwill from Canadians mostly as an individual, rather than as the hereditary head of an institution. But her death will lead to debate about the relevance of the monarchy.
New Tory leader and Brith Prime Minister Liz Truss.
It’s in Britain’s interests to help the African continent reach its potential.
Rwanda has four official languages; Kinyarwanda, English, French and Swahili.
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Colonisation, genocide and changes in official languages have resulted in the hybridisation of languages. A mix of Kinyarwanda, French and English is dubbed kinyafranglais.
A past CHOGM meeting. The summit struggles to balance the diverse national interests of member states. Jack Taylor/
Internal affairs of the bloc may dominate the summit which seeks to address a wide range of international issues.
Queen Elizabeth presents winners trophy to Althea Gibson who won the women’s title in the All England Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon in July 1957.
The Platinum Jubilee serves as an opportunity to reflect on the complex interactions and historical evolution of the British monarchy and the transformations in sport, politics and society.