Policies & legal


Primary Connections is a program of the Australian Academy of Science.

Copyright and terms of use

The material published on the Primary Connections website is subject to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and is owned by the Australian Academy of Science, or where indicated, by a party other than the Australian Academy of Science.

The Australian Academy of Science supports and encourages broad use of its material. Unless indicated, copyright material available on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence (human-readable summary). The full licence is available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode.

For permission to reproduce any part of an Australian Academy of Science Education publication contact education@science.org.au.

Notice of trademark

The image of the Dome building Academy logo and the Primary Connections logo are registered trademarks of the Australian Academy of Science and may not be used without the prior written permission of the Academy.


While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this site is current and accurate, we cannot guarantee either. Email us at education@science.org.au with any corrections or suggestions. Reference to any commercial products, process or service does not necessarily imply its endorsement by the Australian Academy of Science. The views and opinions of authors expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Academy of Science, and must not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Online use policy

The Australian Academy of Science provides opportunities through its website and various social media channels to facilitate communication among individual members of the Academy’s community defined as ‘users’ (including Fellows, staff and friends), and between such users and the Australian Academy of Science.

Certain uses of these channels are inconsistent with this purpose, including, but not limited to:

  • posts that are unrelated to the current topic
  • activities that are illegal or fraudulent under Australian law
  • use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by the Australian Academy of Science
  • use that can be confused with official communications of the Australian Academy of Science
  • activities that violate other users’ privacy, including the release of private personal information about others, such as name, address, or phone number
  • activities that further commercial or other personal financial gain
  • posting content that is offensive, hateful, threatening, libellous, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence
  • harassment of any individual or entity.

The Australian Academy of Science reserves the right to deny access to its communication channels. The Australian Academy of Science will deny access to those who violate the above standards or other applicable policies in these or similar practices. Participants on the Australian Academy of Science site and in the various social media channels who misuse information and communication services may be removed from all online communities permanently. The Australian Academy of Science reserves the right to move or delete any postings.

Please contact the Academy's media officer to give feedback or to report violations of this online use policy.

Complaints policy and procedures

The Australian Academy of Science is committed to ensuring that teachers and other users are satisfied with the Primary Connections range of resources and professional learning, or other aspects of our operations. We view complaints as opportunities for continuing improvement of Primary Connections.

Complaints should be submitted in writing to education@science.org.au, addressed to the Learning Area Manager, Science. The Complainant is invited to include suggestions about how the complaint might be resolved. Receipt of the complaint will be acknowledged within five (5) working days.

Each complaint will be investigated by the Learning Area Manager, who will advise the outcome and any actions to be taken within ten (10) working days of receipt of the complaint.

If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome, the Academy will refer the complainant to the relevant external regulator for further advice.