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Website disclaimer

This website is presented by the Government of Australia for the purpose of disseminating information free of charge for the benefit of the public.

The Australian Government does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

The Australian Government recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this website and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the website or on any linked site.

The material on this website may not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government.  It is not intended to be nor should it be relied on as a substitute for legal or other professional advice. Users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The material on this website may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Links

This website contains links to other websites that are external to this site. The Australian Government has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. The Australian Government is not responsible for the content or reliability of links, or for any loss or inconvenience arising from their use.  Providing links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

Security

The Australian Government applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the internet is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

The Australian Government does not warrant or represent that the material will not cause damage, or is free from any computer virus or any other defects or errors. The Australian Government accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this website or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

The Australian Government is not liable to users of the material for any loss or damage however caused resulting from the use of the material.

Social media disclaimer

The Australian Government uses a number of social media services to complement its traditional public outreach activities. These services include Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and social bookmarking and sharing buttons. The following disclaimer applies to all social media services associated with this website.

Any content, views, opinions and/or responses to questions or views uploaded, expressed or submitted by the creators, sponsors, advertisers or users of social media services utilised by the Australian Government, other than the content provided by the Australian Government, are solely the views, opinions and responsibility of the person submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Australian Government. The Australian Government is not responsible for content that third parties publish post, upload, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit via social media services.

The Australian Government, its staff, agents and contractors, accept no liability whatsoever arising from or connected to the currency, accuracy or completeness of any material posted on social media sites and disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from the use of information provided via this vehicle.

Users should exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of information or material posted on social media and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material contained on social media sites or any linked site.

Replies

We will not reply individually to comments and messages received via social media services. However, we will read all comments and make sure any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed on to the right people.

Links

Social media sites may contain links to websites external to the Australian Government. Links to external websites and social media profiles are provided as a convenience to users and we have no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. The Australian Government is not responsible for the content or reliability of links, or for any loss or inconvenience arising from their use.

Providing links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.