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    Australia Transnational Issues - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/australia/australia_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      the 1999 maritime delimitation established partial maritime boundaries with East Timor over part of the Timor Gap but temporary resource-sharing agreements over an unreconciled area grant Australia 90% share of exploited gas reserves and hamper creation of a southern maritime boundary with Indonesia (see Ashmore and Cartier Islands disputes); Australia asserts a territorial claim to Antarctica and to its continental shelf (see Antarctica)

      Illicit drugs:
      Tasmania is one of the world's major suppliers of licit opiate products; government maintains strict controls over areas of opium poppy cultivation and output of poppy straw concentrate


      NOTE: The information regarding Australia on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Australia Transnational Issues 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Australia Transnational Issues 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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