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    Australia Transnational Issues - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/australia/australia_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international: maritime delimitation and resource sharing agreements signed with East Timor resolve dispute over "Timor Gap" hydrocarbon reserves; no agreement reached on dividing Timor Sea 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 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Australia Transnational Issues 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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