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Foreign Office reshapes diplomacy process

Under the new leadership of Minister for Foreign Affairs Sir Patrick Kenny, the Australissian Foreign Office has implemented an entirely new system for establishing diplomacy with Australis, in order to root out simulationist applicants from more serious applicants, and to further formalise the process. From 27 October 2020, nations intending to establish relations with Australis must follow a three step program. First of all, diplomats must file an application for a Nation Pass. This pass is approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is an indicator that the nation's government is legitimate and that the nation is serious. Secondly, a Diplomat Pass will be issued under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the Head of Government of the applying nation. Once these two passes have been accepted, a treaty may be drafted and ratified, at which point the nation will be recognised by Australis. The previous system used by the Government allowed simulationist n

Australissian Government endorses WARepublic Party

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  Proposals for Western Australian secession have existed since the Federation of Australia, and have defined Western Australian culture for decades onwards. In 1933, the demands were secession had become so loud that a referendum was held; the referendum gained a majority 'Yes' vote of 67% of voters, however once the referendum was presented to the British parliament, it was rejected, and Australia carried on with Western Australia. However, over the last few years, the idea of secession has seen a resurgence in popularity. In 2017, the Western Australian Liberal Party formed a committee with the task of investigating the viability of Western Australian secession, however not much is publicly known about the results of said committee. However, according to a poll taken by Utting Research, with a sample size of 3500 Western Australians, 28% stated that they would support Western Australia becoming its own country.  Following this survey becoming public, ex-members of the contro

Australis gains Provisional Membership in the GUM

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  The Grand Unified Micronational is one of, if not the most well known micronational organisation to still exist today. Established in 2009, it has continued to flourish, gaining new members over the years, including some of the most well known micronations such as the Empire of Austenasia. Today, almost twelve years after the GUM was formed, Australis has been accepted into its ranks. Membership in the Grand Unified Micronational has a history of being hard to attain, to the point where some micronationalists are calling it an "elitist organisation", reserved only for the oldest and most well developed nations. However, Australis, at just six months old, was able to gain membership in the organisation. This is in part due to the incredible level of development that has occurred within those short six months. The Grand Duke of Australis released the following statement following Australis being accepted: "I am highly pleased by the acceptance of Australis into the Grand

Grand Duke appoints Patrick Kenny as Foreign Minister

The position of the Minister for Foreign Affairs has long been unfilled within Australis - primarily because of the Government's size and the Grand Duke's tendency to be highly strict with appointing people to this position of such high importance. However, despite this, the Government of Australis have recently appointed Patrick Kenny, a micronationalist who had worked in Australis' neighbouring nation, the Kingdom of Australand since 2016. Kenny was formerly a prominent member of the Australandian government, holding the position of Prime Minister across two non-consecutive terms and later acting as the Minister for Foreign Affairs up until a recent election in which the government was replaced by a victorious opposition. Kenny had previously announced intentions to the Grand Duke of Australis on his intentions of "jumping ship" to Australis, should he lose his position in the Government of Australand. Kenny discussed his new position in a recent statement: &quo

6 Months Of Australis - A Brief Summary Of Everything So Far

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April 2020 was a chaotic month throughout the world. Coronavirus was wreaking havoc around the world, global tensions were increasing and much of Australia was on lockdown - however, a positive event occured on the 8th of that month; The Unified Royal States of Australis declared independence. However, this Australis was quite different to the Australis we see today. Commonwealth of Australis? Pentarchy? What's That? When Australis was first founded, it was the Commonwealth of Australis - a confusing name, far too similar to the Commonwealth of Australia, and the government thought the same; less than a month later it became the Unified Royal States of Australis. The government at the time was also much different to today's government. Initially, a Pentarchy was declared. Don't know what that is? Not many did, but according to the government at the time, it was like a five person absolute monarchy. The system proved ineffective and was dumped in favour of a Gran

Australis Ratifies La Salle Convention

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ON THE 8TH OF OCTOBER, 2020, the Unified Royal States of Australis formally ratified the La Salle Convention, an intermicronational treaty with the purpose of condemning cyberattacks, doxxing, discord raiding and online bullying. The convention, run by Sertor Valentinus of West Sayville and Thomas Bainbridge of Hrafnarfjall, was met with great praise by the Grand Duke of Australis, Daniel Roscoe, who was an early delegate of the convention. Mr. Roscoe has long condemned these online acts, recently standing up for micronationalist Ivan Brienovic of the Kingdom of Brienia, condemning the bullying behaviour of others towards him.  Australis' ratification of the convention coincidentally fell on the six month anniversary of the existence of Australis, with Australis declaring independence on the 8th of April, 2020.