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Your use of this blog

Your use of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) InFocus Blog and your comments indicate your understanding of and agreement to these terms. The ATSB may vary these terms from time to time.

These terms and our Moderation policy and Privacy statement apply to our blog posts and the user comments.

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

You acknowledge and agree that the ATSB is not responsible for any user comments posted to this blog and that the posting of a user comment to this blog does not indicate any endorsement, support, sanction or agreement by the ATSB of the content of any user comment. Any information or material placed online by users, including advice and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of the ATSB. 

Your contributions to the blog

When posting comments to this blog, you must comply with our Moderation policy. If the ATSB receives a comment that does not comply with the Moderation Policy, we reserve the right to not publish it.

You agree to use the InFocus 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 InFocus 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 InFocus Blog.

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

You warrant that any material you provide to the InFocus Blog does not violate the copyright, trade mark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party.

You acknowledge and agree that your comments and the username that you include with your comment will be made publicly available.

You agree that you hereby license any material that you supply or communicate to the InFocus Blog on this website (www.atsb.gov.au/infocus) under a Creative Commons Attribution – 3.0 Australia licence.

More information on this CC BY license is set out at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/

You consent to any act or omission by the ATSB (including any individual or organisation engaged by the ATSB) in relation to any of the material in which you are entitled to exercise moral rights and made available to ATSB via this InFocus Blog. An act or omission includes failing to attribute the material, falsely attributing authorship of the material and any editing, deleting, amending of the material, as part of posting and moderating your comments on the InFocus Blog that may affect your right of integrity as the author of the material. For the purpose of this term, material means work as defined by section 189 of the Copyright Act 1968.

Our contributions to the blog

The ATSB owns or has all necessary rights to the material that it posts to this blog. ATSB licenses this material under a Creative Commons Attribution – 3.0 Australia licence.

More information on this CC BY license is set out at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/

Exclusion of liability

You are responsible for the content of your comments. The ATSB does not accept any liability for the content or accuracy of your messages or any liability in respect of any material submitted by users of the InFocus Blog and published by the ATSB.


The ATSB makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including warranties of accuracy, in regards to any material published on this InFocus Blog.

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 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.

Moderation policy

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) encourages you to post your comments on the blog and welcomes your feedback. Comments that do not comply with our Moderation Policy will not be published to the InFocus Blog and if the ATSB becomes aware of a published comment that does not comply with the Moderation Policy, we reserve the right to remove it.

To ensure that this experience is productive for everyone, please ensure that you do not post any material that a reasonable person would consider:

  • includes any abusive, obscene, indecent or offensive language
  • is defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful
  • that you do not have the necessary rights, licences and consents to post
  • constitutes spam, advertising or soliciting for business
  • contains long embedded URLs
  • invades anyone’s privacy or impersonates anyone
  • is far off-topic
  • encourages conduct that may or would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation anywhere in the world, or
  • the comment appears to contain irrelevant or excessive links or appears to contain code.

Where a contribution includes material that is unacceptable, we reserve the right to not publish the entire contribution rather than edit it to make it acceptable.

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Last update 26 February 2014