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Citing and referencing: Government Publications

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

Government publications

Report - online

Format

Title of Report. Publisher, Date of Publication, URL.

Example

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework: 2017 Report. Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council, 2017, pmc.gov.au/resource-centre/indigenous-affairs/health-performance-framework-2017-report.

Explanation

Do not include The before the name of any organisation in the works-cited list.

For Australian Government reports, the publisher is usually the same as the author, so to avoid repetition, it is only listed under publisher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government announcement / media release

Format

Name of Government, Name of Government Agency (if applicable). Title of Work, Date, URL.

Example

State Government Victoria. Emergency Response Times, 30 Oct. 2017, www.vic.gov.au/news/emergency-response-times.html.

 


 

 

 

 

Australian Bureau of Statistics media release

Format

Title of Work. Catalogue no., Australian Bureau of Statistics, Release Date, URL.

Example

Water Use on Australian Farms. No. 4618.0, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 7 July 2017, www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4618.0?OpenDocument

Explanation

As Australian Bureau of Statistics is both the author and publisher of this work, skip the author element.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report - Print

Format

Name of Organisation, Name of Department. Title of Work. Publisher, Date of Publication.

Example

British Library, Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books. Annual Report. British Library Board, 1986.

Explanation

Do not include The before the name of any organisation.

Government report - Print

Format

Name of Government, Name of Government Agency. Title of Work. Name of Government, Date of Publication.

Example

​Victorian Government, Department of Sustainability and Environment. Code of Practice for Bushfire Management on Public Land. Victorian Government, 2012.

Explanation

When a government agency is the author, begin with the name of the government, and then list the name of the department, as shown in the example.

Do not include The before the name of any organisation.