Jervis Bay Territory

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Jervis Bay Village
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The Jervis Bay Territory () is an internal territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. It was surrendered by the state of New South Wales to the Commonwealth Government in 1915 so that the Australian Capital Territory would have access to the sea.It was administered by the Department of the Interior (and later by the Department of the Capital Territory) as if it were part of the Australian Capital Territory, although it has always been a separate Commonwealth territory. The perception that it is part of the ACT stems from the fact that under the terms of the Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act, the laws of the ACT apply to the Jervis Bay Territory. In 1989, when the ACT achieved self-government, the Department of The Arts, Sport, The Environment, Tourism and Territories took over responsibility for the JBT's administration, and it has since been administered by various Commonwealth departments responsible to the Minister for Territories. The territory’s population has had to contend with dislocated legislation, administration, and service provision, split between the Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Capital Territory, and New South Wales agencies, which have resulted in a variety of logistical problems for residents that suggest the pointlessness of the territory’s continuance. Wikipedia ->
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