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APA Referencing Guide: Government Sources

Government Sources

Reference List

Department/Agency/Author. (Year). Title of publication. http://xxxx

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (2019). Closing the Gap: Prime Minister's Report 2019.



(Department/Agency/Author, Year)

(Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, 2019)  

Note: Use the government department responsible for the report as the author.

Reference List

Corporate Author. (Year). Title of publication: Subtitle (cat. no. XX).  http://xxxx

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2018). Childhood education and care: Australia June 2017 (cat. no.4402.0).


(Corporate Author, Year)

First reference: (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2018)

Subsequent references: (ABS, 2018)

Acts of Parliament are also referred to as legislation or statute laws.

Reference List
Title of the Act Year (State eg. WA or Commonwealth ie. Cth). https://xxxx
Occupational Health & Safety Act 1984 (WA).


(Title of the Act Year, State eg. WA or Commonwealth ie. Cth)

(Occupational Health & Safety Act 1984, WA)

Note: In a sentence, the Act name and date are italicised

Section 29 of Western Australia's Occupational Health & Safety Act 1984, states that...