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We gratefully acknowledge the significant contribution to this guide made by placement students Caroline Choong, Kirsten Scholz and Elinor French
What are Government or Official publications?
Government or Official Publications are those publications, documents and other information resources issued by Australian (Commonwealth) and State official bodies ie the Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary. Take this link to further information on The Australian system of government.
Key resources-Australian Government publications
Key Search resources
Parlinfo-key resource to search for Parliamentary information
Trove-includes publications from Government departments and agencies
Citing Government Documents
Library Citing and Referencing Tutorial Examples under different styles
Reusable Government Data for Research
The Australian , state and territory governments are actively encouraging access to and reuse of public datasets. To find relevant datasets go to Data.gov.au. For more data go to the Datasets page. You can browse the collection by broad topic or Department, search by Keyword and see the most popular datasets downloaded
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