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The material on this site is not and should not be regarded as legal advice. Users should seek their own legal advice where appropriate. Every effort is made to ensure that the material is accurate and up to date. However, we do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or currency of the information provided.


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We encourage the distribution and exchange of information provided on our website. The Commonwealth owns the copyright in all material produced by our staff. All material presented on this website is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, with the exception of:

  • the Commonwealth Coat of Arms
  • the ACCC and AER logos
  • content supplied by third parties
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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.

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.

The AER has made all reasonable efforts to:

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Material obtained from this website is to be attributed to the AER as: © Commonwealth of Australia.

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Director Content and Digital Services
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131

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Fees for reproduction may apply in some instances.


To our websites

We are happy for you to link to pages on our websites, but please observe the following conditions:

  1. Links must be presented in a way which fairly represents our role and our site(s).
  2. The context in which you insert the link must not give your visitors the impression that your site, or your company, is sponsored or endorsed by us.
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To external websites

Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to determine the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites. The AER retains the right of refusal to publish, including external links, without notice or explanation.