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This website is not a substitute for independent legal advice and users should obtain appropriate advice relevant to their particular circumstances.
Northern Territory of Australia
For the information of the public, the Northern Territory has adopted the following policy in respect of copyright in legislation with effect from 8 October 1996:
1. Copyright in Northern Territory legislation is owned by the Northern Territory. The
Attorney-General asserts copyright on behalf of the Northern Territory.
2. "Legislation" includes
- Bills introduced by Ministers into the Parliament of the Northern Territory,
- Acts of Parliament of the Northern Territory,
- regulations, rules, by-laws, codes of practice and instruments of a legislative or administrative character made under an Act of the Northern Territory,
- any explanatory material published in connection with legislation.
3. The Northern Territory grants permission to any person to publish or deal with any legislation of the Northern Territory in accordance with the following conditions, and the Northern Territory will not assert rights of copyright in any such legislation where these conditions are met:
- the publication must not indicate directly or indirectly that it is an official version of the material;
- the arms of the Northern Territory must not be used in connection with the publication of the material; and
- the material must be accurately reproduced in a context that does not mislead.
4. The Northern Territory reserves the right to revoke, vary or withdraw its permission on reasonable notice, in general or:
- in relation to specified publishers or classes of publishers; or
- in relation to specified legislation of the Northern Territory or classes of such legislation.
5. Requests to reproduce non-legislative material, for which the Northern Territory owns copyright, should be sent to the Attorney-General. An application for waiver of copyright will generally be required to provide an undertaking that he or she will reproduce the material accurately and acknowledge that reproduction of the material is by permission of the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory Government (NTG) endorsed the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) and the Australian Government's Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy (NTS).
The NTG aims to have all of its websites and web content meet the WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance.
To achieve compliance with the WCAG 2.0, the NTG is currently implementing the NTS.
At present, not all NTG web content has been optimised for accessibility and therefore it may not meet this level of compliance.
WCAG 2.0 has 3 levels of conformance: A, AA and AAA, A being the minimum level of conformance to standards and AAA being the maximum.
When developing the Legislation website, we have aimed to meet a level of AA.
We have taken the following aspects in consideration:
- The website should be readable with a screen reader,
- Alternative text is provided for non-text elements that are not design elements,
- Critical elements of the website have a good contrast
We have tested the website using multiple test tools such as:
- WAVE Evaluation tool (http://wave.webaim.org/)
- AChecker – web accessibility checker (http://achecker.ca/checker/index.php)
Most webpages of the website comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AAA according to AChecker.
We also have identified some parts of the website that currently do not meet web accessibility:
- The contrast on the left side navigation foreground and background colours has been identified as being low by WAVE Evaluation tool.
- When displaying the advanced search screen, the two advanced search bars are using the same HTML ids.
- The Language and Terms used in Legislation cannot be changed, and thus may not conform to some recommendations.
Links to external websites
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Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.