Government publications

Footnotes

Print:

Government Department or other Author, Title (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page extent.

Disability Services Division, Department of Human Services, Victorian State Disability Plan: Implementation Plan, 2002-2005 (Melbourne: Disability Services Division, Victorian Government Department of Human Services, 2002), 56-58.

Protecting Children: the Child Protection Outcomes Project: Final Report for the Victorian Department of Human Services (Sydney; Melbourne: Allen Consulting Group, 2003), 86.

Online:

Government Department or other Author, Title (year), <URL>, page extent or para. number, access date.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Skills for All Australians (2012), <http://www.dpmc.gov.au/publications/skills_for_all_australians/pdf/skills_for_all_australians.pdf>, 21, accessed 10 Dec. 2012.

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, Annual Report 2011-2012 (2012), <http://www.regional.gov.au/department/annual_report/files/dralgas-annual-report-2011-12-20121009.pdf>, 105-106, accessed 10 Dec. 2012.

Rex Wild and Patricia Anderson, Ampe Akelyernemane Meke Mekarle “Little Children are Sacred”: Report of the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse 2007 (2007), <http://www.inquirysaac.nt.gov.au/pdf/bipacsa_final_report.pdf>, 107, accessed 10 Dec. 2012.

Australian Council for Educational Research, Using Television to Improve Learning Opportunities for Indigenous Children (2010), <http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=indigenous_education>, 11, accessed 27 Nov. 2012.

Bibliography

Print:

Government Department or other Author, Title (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year).

Disability Services Division, Department of Human Services, Victorian State Disability Plan: Implementation Plan, 2002-2005 (Melbourne: Disability Services Division, Victorian Government Department of Human Services, 2002).

Protecting Children: the Child Protection Outcomes Project: Final Report for the Victorian Department of Human Services (Sydney; Melbourne: Allen Consulting Group, 2003).

Online: 

Government Department or other Author, Title (year), <URL>, page extent or para. number, access date.

Australian Council for Educational Research, Using Television to Improve Learning Opportunities for Indigenous Children, (2010), <http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=indigenous_education>, accessed 27 Nov. 2012.

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, Annual Report 2011-2012 (2012), <http://www.regional.gov.au/department/annual_report/files/dralgas-annual-report-2011-12-20121009.pdf>, 105-106, accessed 10 Dec. 2012.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Skills for All Australians (2012), <http://www.dpmc.gov.au/publications/skills_for_all_australians/pdf/skills_for_all_australians.pdf>, 21, accessed 10 Dec. 2012.

Wild, Rex, and Anderson, Patricia, Ampe Akelyernemane Meke Mekarle “Little Children are Sacred”: Report of the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse 2007 (2007), <http://www.inquirysaac.nt.gov.au/pdf/bipacsa_final_report.pdf>, accessed 10 Dec. 2012.

Notes
  • Use this format when the Government department is the author
  • Most often the Government department will be both author and publisher
  • Some reports will not have an identifiable author because they have been written by a consultancy group. Begin these citations with the title of the report. See the Protecting Children example above
  • Some reports are written by a person or persons, in which case their name/s will be the author
  • If the report is a PDF, refer to the page number in the footnote
  • If the report is not a PDF, refer to the paragraph number in the footnote
  • When citing Australian law resources, use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne: Melbourne University Law Review Association in collaboration with Melbourne Journal of International Law, 2010). The Oxford Style Manual only refers to British and European Union law. For the full explanation of stylistic points and aspects of Legal and Government citations see section 13.2 of R.M. Ritter (ed.), Oxford Style Manual (3rd edn., Oxford: OUP, 2003)
Footnotes

Author (Ministerial Portfolio if applicable), Title of Media Release [media release], date of release, Name of Organisation or website, <URL>, access date.

Ted Baillieu (Premier, Minister for the Arts), National Royal Commission [media release], 12 Nov. 2012, Premier of Victoria, <http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/5362-national-royal-commission.html>, accessed 28 Nov. 2012.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Silver Screen Devotees: Cinema Still Australians’ Favourite Cultural Activity [media release], 21 Dec. 2010, Australian Bureau of Statistics, <http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/2982450DCACF53E3CA256DCC007A3516?OpenDocument>, accessed 28 Nov. 2012.

Bibliography

Author (Ministerial Portfolio if applicable), Title of Media Release [media release], date of release, Name of Organisation or website, <URL>, access date.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Silver Screen Devotees: Cinema Still Australians’ Favourite Cultural Activity [media release], 21 Dec. 2010, Australian Bureau of Statistics, <http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/2982450DCACF53E3CA256DCC007A3516?OpenDocument>, accessed 28 Nov. 2012.

Baillieu, Ted (Premier, Minister for the Arts), National Royal Commission [media release], 12 Nov. 2012, Premier of Victoria, <http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/5362-national-royal-commission.html>, accessed 28 Nov. 2012.

Notes
  • When citing Australian law resources, use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne: Melbourne University Law Review Association in collaboration with Melbourne Journal of International Law, 2010). The Oxford Style Manual only refers to British and European Union law. For the full explanation of stylistic points and aspects of Legal and Government citations see section 13.2 of R.M. Ritter (ed.), Oxford Style Manual (3rd edn., Oxford: OUP, 2003).
Footnotes

Jurisdiction, Parliamentary Debates, Chamber of the House, Date, page extent (Name and position of Speaker).

Victoria, Parliamentary Debates, Legislative Assembly, 1 June 2000, 2144 (John Thwaites, Minister for Health).

Commonwealth, Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, 9 Oct. 2012, 11581 (Julia Gillard, Prime Minister).

Bibliography

Jurisdiction, Parliamentary Debates, Chamber of the House, Date, page extent (Name and position of Speaker).

Commonwealth, Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, 9 Oct. 2012, 11581 (Julia Gillard, Prime Minister).

Victoria, Parliamentary Debates, Legislative Assembly, 1 June 2000, 2144 (John Thwaites, Minister for Health).

Notes
  • When citing Australian law resources, use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne: Melbourne University Law Review Association in collaboration with Melbourne Journal of International Law, 2010). The Oxford Style Manual only refers to British and European Union law. For the full explanation of stylistic points and aspects of Legal and Government citations see section 13.2 of R.M. Ritter (ed.), Oxford Style Manual (3rd edn., Oxford: OUP, 2003)
  • For Parliamentary Debates include: Jurisdiction, Chamber Year, Parliamentary Debates, vol. date, page numbers.
  • The jurisdiction will be:
    • Victoria for Victorian Hansard
    • Australia for Commonwealth Hansard
  • The Chamber will be:
    • Commonwealth – House of Representatives or Senate
    • Victoria –Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council
  • Cite the online Hansard as you would the print version. Do not include the URL and access date as the online version is exactly the same as the print.
  • See AGLC rule 6.1.1.
  • For style notes on British and European Union law, see section 13.2.2. of The Oxford Style Manual
  • For style notes on other foreign law, Oxford Style Guide advises referring to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Law Review Association, c1991-).
Footnotes

Country or State, Parliament, Title of report, Parliamentary Paper number (where available), Place of Publication, date (where available), page extent.

Australia, Parliament, Murray-Darling Basin Authority Annual Report 2010-11, Parl. Paper 23, Canberra, 2012, 79-81, <http://www.mdba.gov.au/annualreports/2010-11/report_2011.pdf>, accessed 11 Dec. 2012.

Bibliography

Country or State, Parliament, Title of report, Parliamentary Paper number (where available), Place of Publication, date (where available).

Australia, Parliament, Murray-Darling Basin Authority Annual Report 2010-11, Parl. Paper 23, Canberra, 2012, <http://www.mdba.gov.au/annualreports/2010-11/report_2011.pdf>, accessed 11 Dec. 2012.

Notes
  • For Parliamentary Papers include: Country or State, Parliament, Title of report, Parliamentary Paper number (where available), Place of Publication, date (where available), page extent.
  • The online version should include the <URL> and access date at the end of the reference
  • Parliamentary Committee Report: Committee, Legislature, Title (Year) Pinpoint.
  • Parliamentary Research Paper, Notes & Briefs: Author, ‘Title’ (Research Paper No _, Parliamentary Library or other body, Legislature, Year) Pinpoint.
  • Evidence to Parliamentary Committee: Committee, Legislature, Location, Full Date, Pinpoint (Name of Speaker, Role/Position).
  • When citing Australian law resources, use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne: Melbourne University Law Review Association in collaboration with Melbourne Journal of International Law, 2010). The Oxford Style Manual only refers to British and European Union law. For the full explanation of stylistic points and aspects of Legal and Government citations see section 13.2 of R.M. Ritter (ed.), Oxford Style Manual (3rd edn., Oxford: OUP, 2003)
Footnotes

Author/s, Full Title of Royal Commission, ‘Section’ (if applicable), [format if online], (Date of Publication, Publisher) <URL>, page extent, access date.

Bernard Teague et al., 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, ‘Final Report Summary’, [online document], (Jul. 2010, Parliament of Victoria) <http://www.royalcommission.vic.gov.au/finaldocuments/summary/HR/VBRC_Summary_HR.pdf>, 13-15, accessed 28 Nov. 2012.

Bibliography

Author/s, Full Title of Royal Commission, ‘Section’ (if applicable), [format if online], (Date of Publication, Publisher) <URL>, access date.

Teague, Bernard et al., 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, ‘Final Report Summary’, [online document], (Jul. 2010) Parliament of Victoria, <http://www.royalcommission.vic.gov.au/finaldocuments/summary/HR/VBRC_Summary_HR.pdf>, accessed 28 Nov. 2012.

Notes
  • When citing Australian law resources, use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne: Melbourne University Law Review Association in collaboration with Melbourne Journal of International Law, 2010). The Oxford Style Manual only refers to British and European Union law. For the full explanation of stylistic points and aspects of Legal and Government citations see section 13.2 of R.M. Ritter (ed.), Oxford Style Manual (3rd edn., Oxford: OUP, 2003)
  • In the example given, there are three actual authors of this report, but for two or more authors, only the first is given, followed by et al.
  • If the document is online include [online document] after the title, otherwise leave blank for a print version.
Footnotes

Print:
Name of Agency, Title of Publication, Catalogue number (Place of Publication: Publisher, year), page extent
.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Social Trends (2010), cat. No. 4120.0 (Canberra: ABS, 2010), 10.

Online:
Name of Agency, Title of Publication (Year of Publication), Catalogue number, <URL>, page extent or paragraph number. access date.

United Nations Children’s Fund, The State of the World’s Children: Literacy Rate of 15-24 Year-olds (2012), <http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=SOWC&f=inID%3a10>, 3, accessed 29 Nov. 2012.

Camille L. Ryan and Julie Siebens, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2009: Population Characteristics (2012), cat. No. P20-566, <http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p20-566.pdf>, 10, accessed 29 Nov. 2012.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Social Trends (2010), cat. No. 4120.0, <http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/LookupAttach/4102.0Publication13.10.101/$File/41020_ASTSep2010_reissue.pdf >, 10, accessed 27 Nov. 2010.

Office for National Statistics, Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables, Winter 2012 Update (2012), <http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/vital-statistics--population-and-health-reference-tables/winter-2012-update/index.html>, 4, accessed 27 Nov. 2012.

Bibliography

Print:
Name of Agency, Title of Publication, Catalogue number (Place of Publication: Publisher, year).

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Social Trends (2010), cat. No. 4120.0 (Canberra: ABS, 2010), 10.

Online:
Name of Agency, Title of Publication (Year of Publication), Catalogue number, <URL>, access date.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Social Trends (2010), cat. No. 4120.0, <http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/LookupAttach/4102.0Publication13.10.101/$File/41020_ASTSep2010_reissue.pdf >, 10, accessed 27 Nov. 2010.

Office for National Statistics, Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables, Winter 2012 Update (2012), <http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/vital-statistics--population-and-health-reference-tables/winter-2012-update/index.html>, 4, accessed 27 Nov. 2012.

Ryan, Camille L., and Siebens, Julie, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2009: Population Characteristics (2012), cat. No. P20-566, <http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p20-566.pdf>, 10, accessed 29 Nov. 2012.

United Nations Children’s Fund, The State of the World’s Children: Literacy Rate of 15-24 Year-olds (2012), <http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=SOWC&f=inID%3a10>, 3, accessed 29 Nov. 2012.

Notes
  • When citing Australian law resources, use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne: Melbourne University Law Review Association in collaboration with Melbourne Journal of International Law, 2010). The Oxford Style Manual only refers to British and European Union law. For the full explanation of stylistic points and aspects of Legal and Government citations see section 13.2 of R.M. Ritter (ed.), Oxford Style Manual (3rd edn., Oxford: OUP, 2003).
  • Statistics are usually a government report, therefore they are cited like a government report, but with a catalogue number included in the citation.