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Our Code of Conduct

Taxonomy Australia is committed to providing a safe, hospitable, and productive environment for all taxonomists and supporters of taxonomy in Australia. A community where people feel bullied, harassed or threatened is neither healthy nor productive.

Taxonomy Australia also promotes high-quality science based on professional standards of conduct and ethics. Science based on poor conduct is likely to be poor science.


Accordingly, Taxonomy Australia will not tolerate intimidating, threatening, or harassing conduct from registered users of the Taxonomy Australia website or participants at Taxonomy Australia events, workshops, seminars and other forums. Nor will it tolerate conduct that breaches community norms and standards in taxonomy or ancillary sciences.

The Taxonomy Australia Steering Committee reserves the right to de-register, remove, restrict or preclude registration of people who have breached this Code of Conduct.

​If you are subject to or become aware of behaviour that breaches this Code of Conduct, please contact Taxonomy Australia using the Contact link at the bottom of this page.