Copyright and Disclaimer
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The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (this department) encourages the dissemination and exchange of information provided on this website.
The Commonwealth owns the copyright in all material produced by this department.
All material presented on this website is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of:
- the Commonwealth Coat of Arms
- this department’s logo
- materials specifically not provided under a Creative Commons attribution 3.0 Australia licence
- content supplied by third parties.
The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the Creative Commons website, as is the full legal code for the CC BY 3.0 AU licence.
See: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Material obtained from this website is to be attributed to this department as:
- source: Department of Immigration and Citizenship
- source: DIAC.
Wherever a third party holds copyright in material presented on this website, the copyright remains with that party. Their permission may be required to use the material.
This department has made all reasonable efforts to:
- clearly label material where the copyright is owned by a third party
- ensure that the copyright owner has consented to this material being presented on this website.
See: It’s an Honour
For all copyright enquiries please use the following contact details:
National Communications Branch
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
PO Box 25
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: 02 6264 2233
For all other enquiries.
See: Contact us
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By using this website you accept the following conditions:
The Commonwealth of Australia accepts no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of any of the information contained on or accessed through this website and makes no representations about its suitability for any particular purpose.
Users should make their own judgements about those matters and/or seek independent advice.
We make every effort to ensure that links on this site are kept up-to-date. The currency of the links is dependent upon the owners of those sites letting us know of any changes.
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- risk of your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus which might be transmitted or activated via the website or your access to it
- or the risk that the content of this website and linked web sites complies with the laws of any country outside Australia.
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See: Privacy Statement
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