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Most of the content on the OPC site can be freely used under a Creative Commons licence.

With the exception of images, our logo and the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and where otherwise noted, all content on the OPC site is provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (the CC BY 4.0 licence).

This licence allows you to share (copy and redistribute in any medium or format) and to adapt (remix, transform, and build upon) content for any purpose, even commercially.

Content can be reused freely subject to the following conditions:

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If the content has been changed you must use:

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