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However, the Commonwealth does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the use of or reliance on any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

In particular and without limit to the generality of the above:

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The Commonwealth recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this web site and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the website for their purposes.

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

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We apply a range of security controls to protect our websites from unauthorised access. However, you should be aware that:

  • the World Wide Web is an insecure public network

  • there is a risk that your transactions may be seen, intercepted or modified by third parties

  • downloadable files may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects

The Commonwealth accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with, or relating to, this website or its use.

You should take appropriate and adequate precautions to prevent damage to your computer system, software or data.

Links to external websites

This website contains links to other websites that are external to the Department of the Environment and Energy. The Department of the Environment and Energy takes reasonable care in linking websites but has no direct control over the content of the linked websites, the changes that may occur to the content on those websites, or the security arrangements applying to those websites. It is the responsibility of users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and completeness of information contained on linked external websites.

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

Linking to this website

Linking to any material on this website is permitted, provided that the link is not done in a manner that might mislead or deceive any person, and providing that the links are made at your full expense and responsibility. You must not:

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  • alter any of the website’s contents
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  • contravene government policy
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Copyright

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This material is copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2018, except where otherwise indicated. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.

You may download, store in cache, display, print and reproduce the material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice, or links to it where they appear) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation.

You may not deal with the material in a manner that might mislead or deceive any person. You are not permitted to use the Australian Antarctic Division web site to sell a product or service or to increase traffic to your web site.

You are not permitted to re-transmit, distribute or commercialise the information or material without seeking prior written approval from the Commonwealth. Requests for further authorisation should be directed to:

Copyright enquiries
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
Kingston Tasmania 7050
Australia

or

Commonwealth Copyright Administration
Attorney-General's Department
3–5 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
Australia
+61 2 6141 3300

Expeditioners walking across an icy landscape
Young seal on the ice
A group of penguins walking across the ice
Expeditioner sitting on the ice, looking out across the landscape