Community guidelines

Welcome to the People and the Environment blog. The National Museum of Australia engages with communities throughout Australia on a number of topics and we encourage people to participate in and contribute to our online discussion blogs.

Like all communities we have expectations for participation and we think that it is important to be clear and transparent about our expectations. We ask for:

  • language that is respectful, courteous and mindful of others’ feelings
  • awareness of people’s privacy – you should not reveal information about yourself or others that may intrude upon their privacy
  • awareness of copyright laws
  • relevance to the post – our blogs are intended for people to engage with the Museum, its staff, collections and programs, not to use for other purposes.


This blog is moderated and all comments are reviewed before being published. Comments that fall outside the stated purposes of the blog may be deleted or edited. Comments that may be defamatory or contain offensive language may not be published or may be edited before being published. People who persistently post such comments may be banned.


The National Museum of Australia is an Australian Government Agency. The People and the Environment blog is for discussion purposes only and does not represent the views of the National Museum of Australia. Any views expressed on the blog are those of individual post authors.
The legal conditions stated on the National Museum of Australia’s main website also apply to this blog. For more information see the National Museum of Australia’s website: