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Referencing & Citing Guide: Government Publications

This Referencing and Citing Guide provides referencing examples to act as guidelines for the UOW Harvard, AGLC, APA 6 and Footnoting (Oxford) referencing styles.

APA 6 - Government Publications

Format In-Text Reference
Reference List

Government report (print/online)

Direct quote (page number/s must be included)

It has been "recognised that the IAS has benefited from the arrangement" (External Reference Group, 2004, p. 33).

Paraphrasing (use of page number/s encouraged)

External Reference Group also takes this viewpoint (2004, p.  13).


Print

External Reference Group, (2004). Evaluation of knowledge and innovation reforms consultation report (DEST No. 7164.HERC04A). Canberra, Australia: Department of Education, Science and Training.

Online

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. (2010). Regional participation: The role of socioeconomic status and access. Retrieved from http://www.deewr.gov.au/HigherEducation/Programs/Equity/Documents/RegionalParticipation_report.pdf

Parliamentary debate (Hansard)

Use the adapted format given below if no alternative is given by your lecturer or tutor.


For the in-text citation include the Government, Name of Parliament, Month Day, Year  and page number(s).


For the Reference List include: Government. Name of Parliament. (Year). Title. Volume number (if available), place of publication and publisher.

Direct quote (page number/s must be included)

The then Minister for Health, John Thwaites (Parliament of Victoria, Legislative Assembly, June 1, 2000, p. 2145) stated that "The national and Victorian drug household surveys indicate..."

Paraphrasing (use of page number/s encouraged)

Thwaites outlined the Government's plan for safe injecting facilities in the Second Reading Speech... (Parliament of Victoria, Legislative Assembly, June 1, 2000).

 

Parliament of Victoria. Legislative Assembly. (2000). Parliamentary debates (Hansard). Melbourne, Australia: Victoria Legislative Assembly.

Parliamentary debate (Hansard) online

Use the adapted format given below if no alternative is given by your lecturer or tutor.


For the in-text citation include the Government, Name of Parliament, Month Day, Year  and page number(s).


For the Reference List include: Government. Name of Parliament. (Year). Title. Volume number (if available), place of publication and publisher.

Direct quote (page number/s must be included)

The Prime Minister, Mr Howard predicted that "in the foreseeable future nuclear power could be cheaper than the use, in a cleaner fashion than fossil fuel" (Commonwealth of Australia, House of Representatives, October 31, 2006, p. 41).

Paraphrasing (use of page number/s encouraged)

The Prime Minister Mr Howard (Commonwealth of Australia, House of Representatives, October 31, 2006, p. 40) outlined his defence for the government's failure to sign the Kyoto agreement by ... 

Commonwealth of Australia. House of Representatives. (2006). Parliamentary debates (Official Hansard). Retrieved from http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/genpdf/chamber/hansardr/2006-10-31/0034/hansard_frag.pdf

Standard (print/online)

Direct quote (page number/s must be included)

Standards Australia (1994, p.19) recommends "the top of the tank should be used".

Paraphrasing (use of page number/s encouraged)

Separate compounds are the most appropriate method (Standards Australia, 1994, p. 25).

Print

Standards Australia. (1994). The storage and handling of corrosive substances (AS 3780-1994). Homebush, NSW: Standards Australia.

Online

Standards Australia. (1994). The storage and handling of corrosive substances (AS 3780-1994). Retrieved from http://0-www.saiglobal.com.alpha2.latrobe.edu.au/online/autologin.asp

Statistics (print/online)

Do not reference statistics in common use; this convention applies to most statistics used in journal articles.


Do give a reference when:


Less common statistics are used, especially those that have appeared so recently then can only be found in journals


A statistic is used in an unconventional or a controversial way


The statistic itself is the focus of the article


The word ‘Author’ is used as the publisher when the author and publisher are the same.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that "over the last decade, the most popular month of departure for Australians travelling overseas was December with 13% of all departures leaving in this peak holiday month" (2010, p. 4).

Print

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2010). Australian social trends: September 2010 (cat. no. 4102.0). Canberra, Australia: Author.

Online

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2010). Australian social trends: September 2010 (cat. no. 4102.0). Canberra, Australia: Author. Retrieved from http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/LookupAttach/ 4102.0Publication13.10.101/$File/41020_ASTSep2010_reissue.pdf