Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy

Creative Commons Licence

With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, all material presented on this website is provided under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia licence.

The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the Creative Commons website (accessible using the links provided) as is the full legal code. In summary, you are free to copy and communicate material on this website in its current form for all non-commercial purposes, as long as you attribute the author and abide by the other licence terms.

Generally, content from this website should be attributed as Parliamentary Education Office (www.peo.gov.au). If referencing content, see Referencing.

Please note that:

  • as content on this website is constantly updated, shared items should be continuously checked to maintain currency
  • every effort has been made to contact copyright holders of images, audio-visual resources and artworks included on this website and respect their rights. Anyone with copyright questions should contact the PEO.

Third party copyright

To the extent that copyright subsists in a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Use of the Coat of Arms

The terms under which the Coat of Arms can be used are detailed on the It’s an Honour website.

Use of images

Images used on this website that are owned by a third party will be credited in the caption. If the image exists in our Image Library, the copyright holder will be credited on the information page along with details on who to contact to request permission to reproduce.

If you would like to use a PEO image for commercial purposes, or if you are in doubt about using an image, you must first request permission in writing with the below details:

  • the image library catalogue number, or the image title and page address where it was found
  • details of the purpose of the publication you would like it reproduced in, e.g. is it a textbook, website, magazine or brochure? What is its title?
  • who is the intended audience?
  • details of the intended distribution e.g. through bookshops, the internet or schools?
  • supporting text and/or the content which provides the context in which the image will be used.


The PEO makes every attempt to ensure that all material contained herein is accurate and complete but recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use.

The material on the PEO website may include views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Parliament or the government, or indicate commitment to a particular course of action.

The listing of a person or organisation in any part of the PEO website in no way implies any form of endorsement by the Parliament or the Commonwealth of the products or services provided by that person or organisation.

Changes in Parliament

This site is updated when changes in the Parliament occur. Images will be added when they become available.

Links to external websites

This website contains links to other websites that are external to the PEO and the Parliament of Australia. The PEO takes reasonable care in linking websites but has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked 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. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.


What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you place an order, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To improve our website (based on information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to customer service requests and support needs)
  • To send periodic emails (the email address you provide for order processing will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order).

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Your consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update the privacy policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 07/01/2014

Requests and enquiries

All copyright requests and enquiries should be addressed to:

Office Manager
Parliamentary Education Office
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
ACT 2600

Or by using our contact form.