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Provision of education and research information onlyThis website is presented by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing for the purpose of disseminating aged and community care information free of charge for the benefit of the public. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice and this website is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice. The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information contained on this website.
Quality of information - always check the informationThe Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing makes every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. However the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing cannot guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information.
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These links have been inserted for your convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.
The Department makes every effort to ensure that links on this site are kept up to date. As most links are to external sites, the currency of the links is dependent upon the owners of those sites letting us know of any changes.
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. The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing does not accept responsibility for information on any external website.
Linkage to external websites should not be taken to be an endorsement or a recommendation of any third party products or services offered by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to this site. Users of links provided by this site are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the site they visit.
Views or recommendations provided in linked external websites do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government.
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The Australian Government accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this website. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.
You should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of the information you send when deciding whether or not to communicate by the Internet. There are alternative ways to obtain Government information and transact business with Government for those individuals who do not wish to use public networks such as the Internet.