Australia or Papua New Guinea?

Is the answer Australia, Papua New Guinea, or both?
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Last updated: August 24, 2021
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1. Is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
2. Is a federation of states/provinces?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
3. Has Queen Elizabeth as its Head of State?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
4. Has the Southern Cross (Crux) on its flag?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
5. Received British convicts at penal settlements?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
6. Has wombats?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
7. Has wallabies?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
8. Has echidnas?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
Papua New Guinea has 4 species of echidna, Australia shares just one of these.
9. Has emus?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
10. Has saltwater crocodiles?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
11. Has the higher elevation above sea level?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Mt Wilhelm 4509 m
12. Has the higher number of official languages?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Australia has no official languages; Papua New Guinea has four
13. Has the smallest denomination coin in active use?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
Australia 5 cents; Papua New Guinea 5 toea
14. Capital punishment is legal?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
Whilst legal in Papua New Guinea, the last execution was by hanging in 1954 under Australian administration
15. Its indigenous population independently developed agriculture?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Both
Taro, bananas and sugar cane were being deliberately planted and cultivated in the Papua New Guinea highlands from at least 6,500 years ago
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Level 52
Sep 15, 2021
Whether or not Indigenous Australians developed agriculture or not is a matter of some historical and political debate.