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Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Australian Government agencies are required to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory accessible manner. To meet this requirement, NMI is adopting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 to help make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities.

If you have problems accessing an attached file, would like a document in an alternative more accessible format, have a technical problem or do not understand what has been written, please email or use our on-line enquiry form.

How do I make the text smaller/larger?

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Microsoft Word Icon  Microsoft Word format is the most commonly used office software and is useful if you want to edit files after downloading them

Adobe PDF Icon  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is used where it is important to lock the formatting and details of a document, e.g. for legal documents; Adobe PDF reader is the most widely adopted PDF reading software available

Microsoft Excel Icon  Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (XLS) is most commonly used for lists, checklists and forms

Tips on downloading files

Downloading a file varies from browser to browser. It also depends on what add-in programs you might have installed in your browser.

  1. Try clicking on the download link and if a dialogue box is displayed choose the Save option.
  2. If clicking on a link starts a process which displays the file in your browser rather than download it, try holding down the {Shift} or {Ctrl} key while clicking on the link, or try using the right mouse button when selecting the link
  3. In Internet Explorer try clicking on the link with the right mouse button and selecting Save Target As

The site does not fit on my screen – can I still use it?

Yes. This website is designed with a liquid layout. The website will fit the most commonly-used screen widths. On a normal desktop browser, the site will 'shrink' down to fit in no smaller than a 1024 px wide resolution. Screens narrower than 1024 px may need to scroll horizontally to see some portions of the site.

If your screen resolution is lower than 1024 px or you want to make your screen resolution higher to fit more content, learn how to change your screen resolution on Windows and Apple.

Why do pages look different when I print them out?

When printing from this website we attempt to provide a print-optimised version of the page, removing navigation, background colours and images, resulting in a page that will be suitable for a wide range of printers.

Note: Inclusion of specific browsers, tools or software does not imply endorsement.