Australian Government coat of arms

Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP

Accessibility

Accessibility Standards

Australian Government departments and agencies are required by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to ensure that online information and services are accessible by people with disabilities.

For further information refer to the World Wide Web Access: Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes on the HREOC website.

The Prime Minister's website seeks to comply with these standards and meet the Government Online standards that relate to access for people with disabilities. This site has been reviewed for compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. The site conforms fully to Level A, the majority of AA and a large number of AAA level requirements.

If you encounter any problems while using of this website or find that content is inaccessible, please tell us by contacting the Web Administrator through the Site feedback service or by writing to:

Web Administrator
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO Box 6500
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Accessibility information and tools

Accessibility features and tools on this website include:

  • resizable text which can be altered either through the browser settings or by stylesheet commands
  • tab navigation to links and content
  • a print style sheet allows printing of page content only.

The website has been tested with several versions of commonly used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera & Mozilla.

Making the text bigger

  • Using the onscreen option at the top-right of every page of this site.
  • Using Internet Explorer, go to the menu item View > Text Size, then select the size you want.
  • Using Netscape, go to the menu item View > Text Zoom, then select the size you want.

Changing the site colours and contrasts

To change the colour of the text and background your browser displays you need to find the 'Colors' option dialogue box.

  • Using Internet Explorer, go to the menu item Tools > Internet Options > Colors, then uncheck Use windows colors and select the colours you prefer.

Image use

As far as practical, images have not been used to represent text on this website. The number of images on pages has been kept to a minimum, and those used have been optimised to shorten the loading time of each page.

Alternative text tags (Alt text) have also been used for all images on this site to convey information represented by the image and the credit and source information for the specific image.

Media use

This site uses audio and video files in various formats. Whenever possible a full text transcript (HTML) of the content of these files is also provided as a link with the audio/video file.

If you require assistance with any media files available on this site, then please contact the Web Administrator through the Site feedback section of the website.

Assistance using this site

More information to assist you in using this site is available in the About this website section and also in the Help section.