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Copyright and Disclaimer


Copyright in the material which appears on this website or any other Internet site (including any text, photographs or artwork) vests, subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968, in the author of the material whether that be the site content provider or some other person or organisation, for example, someone participating in an on-line discussion forum or chat session.

You are welcome to reproduce for personal, in-house or non-commercial use any material which the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services creates and displays at the website.

The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services can not and does not grant you any permission or authority in respect of the copyright in the material which is posted to our site by others, or which appears at third-party Internet sites (we strongly recommend that you refer to the copyright statements at those sites before making use of the material).


This website has been developed and made accessible with a view to encouraging the public availability and the free exchange of information and opinion. Despite the relatively unregulated nature of the Internet, there are nevertheless a few matters which you should bear in mind when visiting our site.

Searching for information on the Internet

The advent of the Internet means that people like you have better than ever and faster than ever access to a vast amount of information. Of course, the output of any Internet search is dependent upon both the nature of the search engine and the search topic used. You should bear this in mind when performing searches through any Internet search facility. Similarly, you should not expect a search conducted through any search engine to provide you with an exhaustive list of the sources of information on the search topic.

Site content

This website, and any links from it to third-party sites, have been established as an information source and with a view to promoting tolerance, cultural and other diversity in our society. You should, therefore, bear in mind that some material which appears at this website and any linked sites may possibly cause offence or upset to some people. The Ministry for Police and Emergency Servicesregrets, but can not take responsibility for, any such offence or upset caused.

In the event that you are offended or upset by the material which appears at an Internet website, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA), who will then investigate the complaint and take such action as it thinks fit. If you would like to know more about the ABA's role in regulating Australian Internet content, you can visit its website at www.aba.gov.au.

Due to the Ministry 's desire to promote a free exchange of opinion and information, it does not necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information which appear at this site or any linked sites. You should also not interpret the absence of a link from the site to any other site as a criticism or comment by the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services on the provider or content of that other site.

Unfortunately, the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services can not warrant and does not represent that the material which appears at the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services website or any linked sites is complete, current, reliable and/or free from error. The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services also can not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon the materials which appear at this or any linked sites. 

You should be aware that the providers of linked sites will often have their own protocols and standards in relation to their sites and the information which appears at them. We urge you to familiarise yourself with any such protocols and standards.


The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services is confident that if users respect and abide by the Principles and Objectives and bear in mind the matters described at this web-page, the site will provide both a fantastic information source as well as an unique opportunity for you to share your views on relevant topics. We trust that you will enjoy using the site as much as we look forward to hearing your views and opinions.

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