1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2003
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Australia also values the Commonwealth, an association of 54 countries dedicated to promoting political principles of importance to Australia: democracy, good governance and the rule of law. Australia hosted the CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) in March 2002 and the Australian Prime Minister is the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office. Australia is one of the largest contributors to the Commonwealth.