Rottnest Island Just Declared Independence from West Australia

Feature image: Terry Lyon
Smoko Henderson

The 114 people who live on Rottnest island have just declared that they will separate from the main state of Western Australia, if a referendum is passed which will see the island colony become independent.

The move was inspired by events today in the European continent, with the British people voting by slim majority to separate the UK from the European Union. Since, Scotland have declared they’re tabling up a 2nd referendum on independence.

And now it’s Rottnest’s turn to get in on the action – the conditions are sound for a mini Brexit: Rottnest island’s shadowy past, its fading relevance to the rest of the state, and the elitist asshole locals to match who are all going to live on very expensive crabs and peacocks or something.