It is essential to obtain consent from the people you photograph and video. This consent must be documented. When contributing content to the BPP we will ask if the people featured have provided consent, we do not ask for the form but ask that you keep it on file.
Verbal consent is fine in all instance except the following:
1.Children (consent must be provided by the parent or guardian).
2.Photos and videos of people in a medical setting
Communications about the partnership should acknowledge all partners (including the Australian Government) and the Business Partnerships Platform.
Written communications can refer to the Australian Government in place of DFAT as a partner. Partners do not need to be acknowledged in social media updates (due to space constraints) but please remember to tag when possible. All partners are to be acknowledged on all other platforms/products e.g. websites, reports, leaflets, press releases. Before publishing communications, please send to all partners for review/comment with at least a one week deadline.
How to describe your partnership
The Australian Government is a partnernot a donor or supporter, for example:
Correct: Partner X is in a partnership with Partner Y and the Australian Government through the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) to do XYZ. Incorrect: Partner X is being funded by the Australian Government in a partnership with the Business Partnerships Platform to do XYZ.
Incorrect: Partner X, Partner Y and the Australian Government are being supported by the Business Partnerships Platform.
3. Logo usage
Use all partner logos on communications products.
When using Australian Government [DFAT] and BPP logos please first send to the BPP team for review.
DFAT logos: All guidance for use of the DFAT logo is on the DFAT website at this location (please note that the DFAT logo, not the Australian Aid identifier [Kangaroo logo] should be used)
BPP logo: When using the BPP logo, the same principles as the DFAT logo will apply.
4. Press releases
Partners are free to engage with media to profile your partnership following the public announcement of the partnership by DFAT. We ask that you share draft press releases with the BPP team for review.
Opportunities with the Australian Embassy of High Commission
High Commissioner attendance at events
Joint media release
Opinion Editorial from High Commissioner
High Commissioner to appear in a video
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