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Copyright in the material available at this site is owned by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and third parties. It may only be used in the ways described in this Copyright Notice:

  • You may take temporary copies necessary to browse this site on screen
  • Unless otherwise stated, you may download or print a single copy of CSIRO copyright material for your own information, research or study, but only if you:
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    • Do not remove any part of any copyright or other notice.

Except as permitted by statute, any other use of copyright material on this website is subject to first receiving consent.

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Except as identified in particular cases, the text and images in media releases are CSIRO copyright. They may be used without further permission for the reporting of news and for private purposes.

Images may not be used in connection with other news items that have no direct connection with the text of the particular media release. Images used must have "© Copyright CSIRO Australia, (date of first publication)", or such copyright/attribution notice as appears on the media release displayed on or adjacent to the image.


Media releases are created for the purpose of providing general information and should not be relied on in substitution for individual professional advice. Use of our media releases is also subject to our Legal Notice and Disclaimer.

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