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The State of Victoria has used its best endeavours to ensure that the Material is correct and current at the time of publication but makes no warranty, express or implied that the Material is accurate, authentic or complete and takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect.

The Material must not be relied on as a statement of government policy or as professional advice on any particular matter.  You are responsible for making your own assessment of the Material and should verify all relevant representations, statements and information with your own professional advisers.

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