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Unless otherwise stated, material on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the terms of the license agreement before any decision is made to utilise the material on this website.

We request attribution as: © State of New South Wales through Department of Family and Community Services.

Your attention is drawn to the terms and conditions of the license, in particular the following:

Clause 4B

(c) For any Derivative Work You Distribute or publicly perform, You must take reasonable steps to clearly identify that changes were made to the Work.

(f) You may only use the credit required by this clause 4B for the purpose of attribution in the manner set out above. By exercising Your rights under this Licence, You must not assert or imply:

  • any connection between the Original Author, Licensor or any other Attribution Party and You or Your use of the Work; or
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Phone: (02) 8346 1388
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The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) wishes to advise that this website may contain names and images of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are now deceased.

This website is intended as an information source only. While the information contained in this site has been compiled with all due care, FACS does not accept any liability for the information provided on this site.

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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019