Copyright licence

The Commonwealth of Australia owns the copyright in all material the ABCC has created on our website. 

With the exception of excluded materials (defined below), all material provided on this website is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (Licenced Materials). The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the creative commons website, as is the full legal code for the CC BY 4.0 license.

The licence does not apply to the following (excluded materials):

  • the Commonwealth Coat of Arms
  • the ABCC’s logo
  • any third party material
  • any material protected by a trademark
  • any images and/or photographs.

The terms under which the Commonwealth Coat of Arms can be used are set out on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s website.

Whenever 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. As far as practicable, material for which the copyright is owned by a third party will be clearly labelled.  

Use and attribution

The ABCC encourages the distribution, use and exchange of information on this website (Licenced Materials).

Your use of all or part of the Licenced Materials must be attributed to the ABCC by including the following statement:

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022

You must not claim or imply that there’s any connection, sponsorship or endorsement between you, your products, services and the Commonwealth of Australia (or any of its agencies, including the ABCC), including through your use of Licenced Materials.

If you want to use material on this website in a way that is beyond the scope of the terms of use that apply to it, ask us for authorisation. You could infringe our copyright if you use Licenced Materials in a way that’s not permitted or otherwise allowed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).


Terms of use / Disclaimer

The information on this website is general in nature and is not legal advice.  This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain their own professional legal advice relevant to their particular circumstances.  The Commonwealth of Australia (the Commonwealth) does not invite reliance upon, nor accept responsibility for, the information on this website. Precautions have been taken to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date. However, the Commonwealth 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 website.

Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those websites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

In some cases, the material may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties. Such material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of the Commonwealth, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

In many areas of Indigenous Australia, it is considered offensive to publish photographs or names of Aboriginal people who have recently died. Users are warned that this website may inadvertently contain such names or pictures.

The external website translation services found on this website are not owned or operated by the Commonwealth or the ABCC. The ABCC does not warrant the accuracy, authenticity or completeness of any information translated via these services and does not control, nor does it accept liability for any loss suffered due to reliance on these translation services. It would be advisable to obtain independent professional advice in relation to any information translated using the external website translation service from the ABCC’s website. 


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