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While the Department has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the Material contained on this website, it is made available on the basis that the Department is not providing medical or professional advice on a particular matter.
This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. None of the Material available on the website is intended to be used as medical advice. The Material 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. Please consult your health practitioner before making any changes to your diet, eating or exercise habits.
The Department does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the Material provided via this website.
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The Department has used its best endeavours to ensure that the Material is correct and current at the time of publication but makes no warranty, express or implied that the Material is accurate, authentic or complete or of merchantable quality or fit for a particular purpose, and takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect in the Material.
The Material must not be relied on as a statement of government policy or as professional advice on any particular matter. You are responsible for making your own assessment of the Material and should verify all relevant representations, statements and information with your own professional advisers.
The Material may include the views or recommendations of third parties and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government or indicate a commitment to a particular decision, policy or course of action.
The Department does not warrant or represent that this website is free from anything which may damage any Device used to access this website, or that the website is free from defects, works in a particular way or will not be subject to interruption or delay.
To the extent permitted by law, the Department and its employees and agents are excluded from liability (including liability by reason of negligence) for any loss, damage, cost or expense, whether direct, indirect, consequential or specific caused by use or reliance on information provided via this website.
You must view information provided via this website in the format in which it is provided. The Department is not responsible for the display of information from this website in any other format.
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Your use of any external service is governed by the terms of that service. The provision of a link to an external service does not authorise you to reproduce, adapt, modify, communicate or in any way deal with the material on that service.
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