By Jenni Ryall It is the island that floats just off the bottom of mainland Australia, and no one can seem to remember it is there. Tasmanians have copped a lot of slack over the years: A politician even had to issue a press release to help Australians remember the “forgotten state,” and the state tourism organization ran a campaign drilling home the fact Tasmania is ” a world apart, not a world away. Australia and Scotland Compete for Ugliest Uniform at Commonwealth Games Tassie, as it is known locally, is the 26th largest island in the world and is only separated from the mass of Australia by the Bass Strait. But it seems, as much as they try, Australia just won’t let them join in the mainland party. Part 1 The first public snubbing came in during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. The crowd applauded as performers moved coloured cards to first present an Australian flag before merging them to form a map of Australia.