If so is the land mass both a country and a continent and if so where does that leave places like New Zealand?
Terms like Australasia used to be used for the continent (and judging by some online arguments about this still are) but sources such as Wiki are clear that the continent is Australia and nothing else.
Interested in what people think, especially what is taught in Aus and NZ.
EDIT-- The Australian govt calls Aus a continent so that is good enough for me.
The Australian continent - australia.gov.au