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Information on this site is as accurate and up-to-date as reasonably possible but neither the Australian Crane Network nor the Editor offer any warranty on its accuracy or currency, or its suitability for application in a particular time or place. Users are responsible for determining what regulatory or other frameworks including technical manuals or specifications should be applied in their situation, to the use of any information or advice on the site.

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Email addresses posted on this site for Australian Crane Network and other relevant contacts have been partly disguised to hinder spammers without, we hope, compromising usability for readers. But we strongly recommend all internet users obtain a reputable free or commercial mail filtering program.

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