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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.

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The Department of Education and Communities site, 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 the Department of Education and Communities site and any linked sites may possibly cause offence or upset to some people. Department of Education and Communities regrets, 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.acma.gov.au.

Due to the Department of Education and Communities‘ 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 Department of Education and Communities on the provider or content of that other site.

Unfortunately, Department of Education and Communities can not warrant and does not represent that the material which appears at the Department of Education and Communities site or any linked sites is complete, current, reliable and/or free from error. Department of Education and Communities 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.


This website contains information, data, documents, pages and images (“the material”) prepared by the Department of Education and Communities (the Department). The material is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and it is owned by the State of New South Wales through the Department.

The Department encourages the availability, dissemination and exchange of public information. You may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with the material for any purpose, on the condition that you include the copyright notice “© State of New South Wales through the Department” on all uses.

You must, however, obtain permission from the Department if you wish to:

To obtain such permission, please contact us.

You may publish the material to another website, however if you publish an entire document or publication, we prefer you to make a direct link to this website to ensure that the latest version is always displayed.

This permission does not extend to copyright in the materials on this website that are owned by others (we strongly recommend that you refer to the copyright statements at those sites before making use of the material).


Aboriginal Affairs is part of the NSW Department of Education. The Department of Education’s privacy policy also applies to the Aboriginal Affairs Website. You can access this policy by visiting www.dec.nsw.gov.au/footer/privacy.


This site has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. By adhering to guidelines for accessible web design, we acknowledge the diversity of communication methods, available technologies and abilities of web-users in the community.

Department of Education and Communities strives to maintain conformance to W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

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