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38 14 managed diversity exceptionally well. Amit S. Mukherjee explains 46 Assisted dying has always been controversial. The UK has just voted against legalising it, while Switzerland’s Dignitas clinic continues to attract clients from far beyond its borders, as Barnaby Bayswater discovers 49 From large, dramatic tattoos that signify status, to comingof age to face painting for war or ceremony, people have been decorating their bodies for thousands of years, says Kate Bystrova Fiji 52 Sugar cane farming, fishing, tourism and gold mining are the mainstays of Fiji’s economy, but the government wants to ensure that growth won’t damage the environment, says Yvette Battenburg 55 Having initially seized power in a coup, Frank Bainimarama has reinvented himself as a civilian politician, a move that saw him legitimately returned to power in last year’s elections. But, asks Terry Less, can he carry the nation with him as he re-establishes Fiji as a democracy in the eyes of the world? 58 Fiji’s most celebrated drink is a mouth-numbing root-based preparation that is drunk ceremonially to welcome visitors, seal business agreements and settle arguments, as Katie Silvester discovers Australia 60 Australia has sworn in its fourth prime minister in a little over two years, thanks to a trend of senior figures in Australia’s two main parties launching leadership challenges at the first sign of the party leader slipping in the polls. Katie Silvester explains 62 Australia has the planet’s largest reserves of lead, nickel, uranium and zinc, and is among the world’s biggest economies. Yet slow growth and relatively high unemployment have led some to question whether the economy is heading towards recession, as Rowan Snow explains 64 When the centenary of the opening of an iconic droving route through Western Australia’s desert approached, a local art group knew that official celebrations would likely tell its story from the perspective of the white settlers. So they put together an exhibition from the point of view of the desert people who had lived in the area for thousands of years. Katie Silvester reports Cover image: John Wollwerth / Shutterstock.com www.global-briefing.org Register on the website to access online issues and the Global archive 67 Commonwealth Network n The 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers was held in The Bahamas to discuss common goals n Heads of government prepare to vote on the next Secretary-General n Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma shares his thoughts on his tenure ahead of his retirement www.global global four th quar ter 2015 -br ief ing.org l 3


Global 21 fourth quarter 2015
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