This page contains important information should you decide to interact on the State of the Service website. If you have any further questions please contact us.
Acceptable Use Policy
It is expected that if you post a comment on this website that you observe the Acceptable Use Policy. The intent of the Acceptable Use Policy is to create a positive environment where people are able to publicly contribute their views to the site, without fear of abuse or harassment or exposure to offensive or otherwise inappropriate content and protecting the operators of the site from legal liability.
When contributing your views to this site, please ensure that you:
- do protect your personal privacy and that of others by not including personal information of either yourself or of others in your posts to the site, (such as names, email addresses, private addresses or phone numbers);
- do post material to the site that is relevant to the issues currently being consulted on;
- do represent your own views and not impersonate or falsely represent any other person;
- do not be abusive, harass or threaten others;
- do not make defamatory or libelous comments;
- do not use insulting, provocative or hateful language;
- do not use obscene or offensive language;
- do not post material to the site that infringes the intellectual property rights of others;
- do not post multiple versions of the same view to the site; and
- do not promote commercial interests in your posts to the site.
For all APS employees wishing to engage on this space, please remember that you must abide by the APS Code of Conduct. Any interaction on this space that is deemed irrelevant, inflammatory, or disrespectful will be removed and individuals notified.
When commenting please make sure:
- Your comments are relevant or on-topic
- Your comments are not inflammatory, unreasonable or obscene
- Your comments do not bring the APS or the Commission into disrepute
- You are civil and respectful of others and their opinions (including not impersonating anyone and not posting someone’s personal information without their permission)
- Your behaviour is in line with relevant laws
The purpose of this statement is to advise users of this website what information is collected and how it is used.
This statement applies to the State of the Service Research and Analysis page only. The State of the Service Research and Analysis page is managed by the Australian Public Service Commission.
This website is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy Principles.
We also follow the Guidelines for Federal and ACT government websites issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
We will only record your personal information if you comment on the State of the Service page or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you wish to comment on the State of the Service page, you do not have to include your actual details; you are welcome to post under a pseudonym or you can simply comment without providing any details.
If you provide this information you are providing consent to publish this information publicly on the page.
Other than circumstances such as unlawful activity or serious threats to health and safety, we do not share personal information.
If you visit this website the following information will be recorded by Google Analytics for statistical purposes:
- Your server address and associated country
- Your top level domain name e.g. (.gov, .com, .edu, .org, .au, .nz etc)
- The pages you accessed and the documents you downloaded
- The search terms you used
- The date and time you visited the site
- The previous site you visited
- Your operating system e.g. (Windows, Mac)
- The type of browser you use e.g. (Internet Explorer).
This information is used to analyse the functionality of our website and improve our services.
Presentation of the default license on the website
The website will reproduce the default license as follows.
© Commonwealth of Australia (date of publication)
All material produced by the Australian Public Service Commission (the Commission) constitutes Commonwealth copyright administered by the Commission. The Commission reserves the right to set out the terms and conditions for the use of such material.
Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, and those explicitly granted below, all other rights are reserved.
Unless otherwise noted, all material on this website, except the Commission logo or badge, the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and any material protected by a trade mark, is licensed under a Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.
Details of the licence are available at the Creative Commons website.
Attributing Commission works
Use of Commission material licensed under a Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 Australia licence requires you to attribute the work in the manner specified by the Commission (but not in any way that suggests that the Commission endorses you or your use of the work). Almost any form of words is fine provided that you:
- provide a reference to the publication and, where practical, the relevant pages
- make clear whether or not you have changed Commission content
- make clear what permission you are relying on, by including a reference to this page or to a human-readable summary of the Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 Australia licence
- do not suggest that the Commission endorses you or your use of our content.
For example, if you have not changed Commission content in any way, you might state: ‘Sourced from the Australian Public Service Commission publication [name of publication]. This material is licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.’
If you have made changes to Commission content, it would be more accurate to describe it as ‘based on Australian Public Service Commission content’ instead of ‘sourced from the Australian Public Service Commission’.
Website content where alternative Creative Commons licenses apply
In a small number of cases alternative Creative Commons licenses may apply to particular documents on this website. Details will be provided on the relevant pages.
If you have any further questions please contact us at email@example.com.