1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2007  
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Australia is an active member and supporter of the Commonwealth of Nations - an association of 53 countries - and particularly values its role in promoting the fundamental political principles of democracy, good governance and the rule of law. Prime Minister Howard attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Malta in 2005. The Commonwealth Secretary-General visited Australia in March 2006 for the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne.

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