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Media Release

In-text Citation 

Note: Use the abbreviation for the organisation's name in all in-text citations.

Rule: (Author OR Abbreviation of organisation Year)

(DFAT 2016)

Rule: (Author OR Abbreviation of organisation Year:page or paragraph number) 

(DFAT 2016:13)

Reference List

Rule: Author A (Day Month Year) Title of media release: subtitle of media release [media release], Organisation name, accessed Day Month Year, URL.

ACT Government (4 February 2020) ACT has highest student participation and employment [media release], ACT Government, accessed 5 February 2020,

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

In-text Citation

Note: Use the abbreviation for the organisation's name in all in-text citations.

Rule: (Abbreviation of organisation Year)

(ABS 2019)

Rule: (Abbreviation of organisation Year:page or paragraph number)

ABS (2019:4)

Reference List

Rule: ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) (Year) Title of publication, ABS website, accessed Day Month Year, http://xxxx.

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) (2020) Business indicators, business impacts of COVID-19, ABS website, accessed 22 January 2021,

Australian Standards

In-text Citation

Rule: (Author Year)

(Standards Australia 2016) 

Rule: (Author Year:page or paragraph number)

(Standards Australia 2016:2)

Reference List

Rule: Author AA (Year) standard number, Standard name, edition number, accessed Day Month Year, http://xxxx.

Standards Australia (2018) AS ISO 23081.1:2018: Information and documentation - records management processes: metadata for records: principles, Part 1: principles, accessed 14 April 2021,

Coroners Report

In-text Citation

Rule: (Author Year)

(Queensland Courts 2012)

Rule: (Author Year:page or paragraph number)

(Queensland Courts 2012:3)


Reference List

Rule: Corporate Author (Year) Title of work, Report/file number, Organisation, accessed Day Month Year, http://xxxx.

Queensland Courts (2012) Inquest into the death of Shane Paul Krog, File No. COR 2006/61, Queensland Courts, accessed 19 December 2016,


In-text Citation

Rule: (Author Year:page number)

(House of Representatives 2019:3832)


Reference List

Note: To reference Hansard use the volume and page number.

Rule: Name of Parliamentary Committee or House (Year) Debates, volume:page-page.

Australian Senate (2018) Debates, S25:65-68.


Note: Official Australian Parliament records may be from the Journals of the Senate or the Votes and Proceeding of the House of Representatives.

Rule: Name of Parliamentary House (Year) Journals or Votes and Proceedings, (issue):page-page OR volume:page-page.

Australian Senate (2000-01) Journals, (123):718.

Australian House of Representatives (2000-01) Votes and Proceedings,1:631.

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