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Harvard Referencing (2002 version)

Guide to citing & referencing in this author, date style for JCU students

Government publication


Author, AA year of publication, Title: subtitle, Publisher, Place of publication, viewed date, <URL>.


Department of Health and Aging 2010, National women's health policy 2010. Australian Government, Canberra, viewed 15 March 2018, <$File/NWHP.pdf>.

In-text citation:

In the conclusion the Department of Health and Aging (2010, p. 10) points out ...

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)


Australian Bureau of Statistics year, Title,, ABS, Canberra.

Australian Bureau of Statistics year, Title,, ABS, Canberra, viewed day Month year, <URL>. 


Australian Bureau of Statistics 2009, Building approvals Australia, 8731.0, ABS, Canberra.

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2009, Building approvals Australia, 8731.0, ABS, Canberra, viewed 11 April 2007,  <>.

 In-text citation:

Use the full name followed by the acronym in parenthesis:

… (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS] 2009)

Use the abbreviation in any further citations:

… (ABS 2009)

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