Terms of Use

The Migration Blog is managed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The Migration Blog is hosted on govspace (govspace.gov.au), which is managed by the Department of Finance and Deregulation. Your use of the Migration Blog is deemed to be your acceptance of these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully.

Lawful purposes

You agree to use the Migration Blog only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the Migration Blog by any third party. This includes conduct which is unlawful or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption to the Migration Blog.

You must not post or transmit via the Migration Blog any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would contravene any law.

Disclaimer

Your use of the Migration Blog does not:

  • affect or reduce any obligation any Agency owes You;
  • affect or reduce any obligation You owe to any Agency.

The Migration Blog is not a substitute for independent professional advice and you should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

We take reasonable care in linking to other websites but we have no direct control over the content presented in those websites or the availability of those websites.

We make no representation that the material on any linked websites does not infringe the intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person. We do not authorise the reproduction of such material.

We do not endorse or recommend any links to external websites or third party content, including products and services offered by, from or through those websites or their content.

Content

With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, material presented on the  Migration Blog is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.

Security

We strive to protect information you provide to the Migration Blog. We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that your comments and information are not compromised. However, we cannot guarantee that no Harmful Code will enter the Migration Blog. You should be aware of the risks associated with using websites.

We recommend that you use appropriate and up-to-date firewall and anti-virus software to protect your computer systems.

Privacy

The Migration blog allows anonymous and pseudonymous participation. If you wish to, you may create a user account by providing a user name, password and email address.

We will only use and disclose your personal information to a person, body or other Agency:

  • to provide you with a service that you have requested;
  • as authorised by law, for example, if a law enforcement authority or court order lawfully directs us to disclose the information of a user.

For more information, please see our Privacy Statement.

General

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Australian Capital Territory, Australia and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Australian Capital Territory.

If any of these Terms of Use are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms of Use will continue in full force.

These Terms of Use do not negate any Terms or Conditions that apply to your use of any other government website.
We may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time.

Please contact us if you have any questions, problems or feedback regarding the Migration Blog.