Ashmore and Cartier Islands: Government#

Country nameconventional long form: Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands
conventional short form: Ashmore and Cartier Islands
etymology: named after British Captain Samuel ASHMORE, who first sighted his namesake island in 1811, and after the ship Cartier, from which the second island was discovered in 1800
Dependency statusterritory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
Legal systemthe laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the laws of the Northern Territory of Australia, where applicable, apply
Citizenshipsee Australia
Diplomatic representation in the USnone (territory of Australia)
Diplomatic representation from the USnone (territory of Australia)
Flag descriptionthe flag of Australia is used