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Copyright notice—your rights to copy material from this website

Material on this website is copyright and is intended for your general use and information. Your use of copyright material is subject to this copyright notice.

Who owns the copyright in material on this website?

The Agency owns copyright in some material on this website. However, copyright in most material on this website is owned by other organisations and individuals. The appropriate copyright owner is credited in material throughout this website.

Copying material owned by us

You may use Agency owned copyright material on this website, subject to this copyright notice.

Unless otherwise indicated you may copy, distribute, display, download or print Agency owned material for your own personal use, for non-commercial educational purposes or for non-commercial use within your organisation, provided that you include the following acknowledgement: ‘Courtesy of the Museum of Australian Democracy’.

For any other use you must obtain permission, in writing, from the Agency. For example, to:

  • charge others for access to the material;
  • include the material in advertising or products for sale;
  • alter, adapt or modify the material; or
  • use the material in a context that may be perceived as affiliating subjects (including persons, groups or organisations) within the material with others beyond the original context of the material,

you must obtain written permission, unless a copyright notice for that material allows otherwise. All other rights are reserved by the Agency.

Copying material not owned by us

This notice does not authorise you to copy material that is owned by someone other than the Agency. Such material will usually be identified as being sourced from a third party or by its own copyright notice. To obtain permission to use such material, you must contact the copyright owner directly. If you are unsure who owns the copyright, you may contact the Agency at

Please note that our site contains links to a wide range of resources which do not belong to us. While we aim to provide links which will be useful to users of the site, we cannot endorse these sites or guarantee the content of the linked resources.

Copyright of material in resources for schools

In addition to any rights provided under the Copyright Act 1968, any material expressly identified as resource material (or resource kits) for schools may be copied, distributed, displayed, downloaded or printed for non-commercial educational purposes.

We welcome use of these online materials by students and educators, with the acknowledgement: ‘Courtesy of the Museum of Australian Democracy’.

If you are unsure who owns the copyright in particular material, or wish to request permission to use material, please contact the Agency at: