Moderation policy

Our online challenges allow you the opportunity to post comments that will remain publicly viewable on this website. The site therefore operates a moderation policy to ensure that comments are appropriate and not harmful to others.

Moderators monitor the site Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Outside these hours, comments are post-moderated in accordance with the Terms of use. Comments are pre-moderated on Saturday and Sunday in accordance with the Terms of use.

The aim is to ensure the discussion is fair, inclusive, relevant and constructive. Moderation will not be used to suppress legitimate, reasoned discussions.

The department reserves the right to refuse, moderate, move or remove (including delete, hide or edit), any material that you post in breach of these Terms of Use, the ascertainment of which is to fall under the department moderator’s or account administrator’s discretion, exercised in accordance with the Terms of Use and Australian law.

We deeply value your time and input, and our desire is to remove as few posts as possible while ensuring that a focused, constructive discussion takes place. This moderation policy is subject to change to address additional matters as may be warranted. If you have a complaint about an item of user-generated content on this site, or feel that your own content was removed in error, please contact us.

The views and opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of information posted by external parties.