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Could the republican movement in New Zealand be a sign of growing discontent with the British monarchy and maturity as a nation, or is it just a passing phase? Fale Andrew Lesa, a 21-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Auckland, New Zealand, reports. There are exactly fifty-four Commonwealth states today, and within this figure there are sixteen …

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Could the republican movement in New Zealand be a sign of growing discontent with the British monarchy and maturity as a nation, or is it just a passing phase? Fale Andrew Lesa, a 21-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Auckland, New Zealand, reports. There are exactly fifty-four Commonwealth states today, and within this figure there are sixteen …

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The death of America’s number one enemy has given US President Barack Obama a significant boost, but it is not likely to bring an end to fear and conspiracy theories, writes 19-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent Alisha Lewis from New Zealand. It’s been a pretty good month for Barack Obama. After weeks of drilling and controversy surrounding …

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A landmark ruling last month by Australia’s recently established workplace tribunal could pave the way for more equal pay for women and men, writes Sean O’Rourke, a 26-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Melbourne. On 16 May, the full bench of the Fair Work Australia tribunal, an independent body established in July 2009, handed down an historic …

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A landmark ruling last month by Australia’s recently established workplace tribunal could pave the way for more equal pay for women and men, writes Sean O’Rourke, a 26-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Melbourne. On 16 May, the full bench of the Fair Work Australia tribunal, an independent body established in July 2009, handed down an historic …

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Recent tragic deaths in Australia caused by so-called ‘cyber bullying’ underline the importance of legislation to deal with malicious behaviour aided by new technology, writes 19-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent Sharlene Sturk from the state of Victoria. Bullying is a substantial concern not only for Australia but also for many other nations around the world. The extent …

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Recent tragic deaths in Australia caused by so-called ‘cyber bullying’ underline the importance of legislation to deal with malicious behaviour aided by new technology, writes 19-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent Sharlene Sturk from the state of Victoria. Bullying is a substantial concern not only for Australia but also for many other nations around the world. The extent …

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The Harry Potter books have intrigued and thrilled millions of adults and children alike. With the imminent release of the final movie adaption the end of an era approaches,  writes 19-year-old Alisha Lewis, a Commonwealth Correspondent from New Zealand. Growing up, many children have imaginary friends. I had Harry. I was almost nine when I …

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In an age when disaster strikes all too frequently it is important to remember that young people are not powerless to help those in need, writes Eva Maria, a 20-year-old aspiring Commonwealth Correspondent based in New Zealand. With the recent floods and cyclone in Queensland and earthquake in Christchurch, Australian and New Zealand people are starting …

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In an age when disaster strikes all too frequently it is important to remember that young people are not powerless to help those in need, writes Eva Maria, a 20-year-old aspiring Commonwealth Correspondent based in New Zealand. With the recent floods and cyclone in Queensland and earthquake in Christchurch, Australian and New Zealand people are starting …

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