We’re not a country??

Flags across the country have been lowered to honour one of Australia's former governors-general, Sir Ninian Stephen, who died on October 29. Parliament House Canberra 8th November 2017

I was going to write something about the Olympic Opening Ceremony (go Kim Yuna!), but I lost track of time, so instead I’m going to share this extraordinary story instead:

College student fails assignment because professor thinks Australia isn’t a country

An Idaho woman failed a college assignment because her professor didn’t believe Australia was a country.

However when she queried her grade, and provided a library resource confirming Australia is a country, the professor doubled down on her belief it is only a continent.

“Research is like dominoes, if you accidentally knock over one piece the entire set will also fall,” the professor said.

“Australia is a continent; it is not a country. That error made it nearly impossible for you to accurately complete your week 2 research outline correctly.”

Ms Arnold then sent the professor a link to the Australian Government’s “About Australia” page and the professor said she would do some “independent research” into whether Australia is a country or not.

Yes, we ARE a country. I cannot believe that actually has to be said!!

Since reading the first article, I’ve read others, and come across some people who still think Australia isn’t a country. The stupidity hurts.

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3 thoughts on “We’re not a country??

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