Australia The Commonwealth of Australia is one of the four founding territories of the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand. It is, officially, an independent, sovereign nation in association with the ANZC, politically independent, while militarily and economically a willing, and active participant in the ANZC, in a fashion similar to the former four countries of the United Kingdom.
In many ways, Australia is the backbone of the entire Commonwealth, and the most important member both economically and politically.
Canberra is the capital of Australia. John Howard, the leader of the Liberal-National Party of Australia, is the current Prime Minister.