Australia and the Commonwealth

  title={Australia and the Commonwealth},
  author={Derek McDougall},
  journal={The Round Table},
  pages={339 - 349}
  • D. McDougall
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Political Science
  • The Round Table
The Empire–Commonwealth played a key role in the evolution of Australia's international position. However, the post-1960s Commonwealth has only been of minor significance for Australia. The Commonwealth provides a backdrop for a number of Australia's bilateral relationships, the most important of which are those with Britain, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Canada, India, Malaysia and Singapore. The multilateral context provided by the Commonwealth is relevant to advancing Australian goals… 
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