Privacy, security, copyright and disclaimers

These notices detail Australia Defence Association disclaimers, authorisations and our policies covering copyright, privacy, security, advertising and the provision of content for publication.



The Australia Defence Association is an independent, non-partisan, community-based, public-interest watchdog organisation and think-tank. We seek to further informed public debate on strategic security, defence and wider national security issues.

General Disclaimer. In accordance with our role and responsibility for furthering effective public debate the views of individual authors who post articles, reviews, letters or other comment on this website — or publish them in any ADA publication — are not necessarily the views of the Australia Defence Association. The ADA will not be legally responsible in contract, tort or otherwise for any statement or comment made by authors of any item published on this website or in any ADA publication.

Quality of information. We make every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website and in our publications. However, we cannot guarantee and we assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information.

Links to External Web Sites. This website contains links to external websites. We take reasonable care in selecting linked websites, however it is your responsibility as the user to make your own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

  • Links to external websites should not be taken to be an endorsement or a recommendation of any third-party products or services offered by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to our website. Users of links provided by this website should be aware of which organisation is hosting any website they visit via such links.
  • Views or recommendations provided in linked websites do not necessarily reflect those of the Australia Defence Association.
  • The copyright, privacy, security, advertising and supply of content  policies detailed here apply only to the Australia Defence Association website.  We recommend that you read the policies of any other website that you link to from our website.


Electoral Act Authorisation

Responsibility for election comment on this website and in our publications is taken by Neil James, of the above address, in his capacity as executive director of the Australia Defence Association.

Unless otherwise authorised by our Board of Directors as per our constitution, the executive director is the only person authorised to represent the ADA or authorise electoral comment by the ADA in any form of public discourse.



The content of this website is the copyright property of the Australia Defence Association (ABN 16 083 007 390).

Other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth of Australia) or other applicable laws, no information on this website may be reproduced, adapted, uploaded to a third party, linked to, framed, performed in public, distributed or transmitted in any form by any process without the written permission of the Australia Defence Association.

Our terms and conditions for the supply of content to the ADA are detailed here.


Privacy and security

Australia Defence Association policy for the protection of privacy, and associated security aspects, can be found here.



Australia Defence Association policy governing the acceptance and practice of advertising on this website and in our publications can be found here.


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