Chicago 17th B

Government or organisation report

Author Surname, First Name(s) or Government Department Name or Organisation Name. Year. Title of Report in Italics. Report or Catalogue Number. Place of Publication: Publisher. URL.


Reference list examples

Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat. 2017. Our Families, Our Way: Strengthening Aboriginal Families So Their Children Can Thrive. MarrickVille, N.S.W.: AbSec. https://www.absec.org.au/images/downloads/AbSec-Feb2017-Our-families-our-way-program-framework-final.pdf.

AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare). 2015. Emergency Department Care 2014-15: Australian Hospital Statistics. Cat. No. HSE 168. Canberra: AIHW. https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/0fd096e0-b481-4f92-98d72f9c8719/19527_1.pdf.aspx?inline=true.

CSIRO. 2016. Australia 2030: Navigating our Uncertain Future. Canberra, ACT: CSIRO. https://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Futures/Reports/Australia-2030.

Nowell, Kirstin, Juan Li, Mikhail Paltsyn, and Rishi Kumar Sharma. 2016. An Ounce of Prevention: Snow Leopard Crime Revisited. Cambridge, UK: Traffic. https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/Traf-145.pdf.

(CSIRO 2016).

OR

The report by CSIRO (2016) claimed that …


(Nowell et.al. 2016).

OR

As noted by Nowell et al. (2016) …


If quoting

As mentioned in the report, businesses are “stifled through over-regulation” (CSIRO 2016, 26).

The report by CSIRO (2016, 26) argues that some businesses are “stifled through over-regulation.”

Note: When quoting, if there is no page number, use the paragraph number instead.


Optional organisation name abbreviation

First citation:

(Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW] 2015).

OR

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW 2015)…

Subsequent citations:

(AIHW 2018).

OR

AIHW (2015) states that …

  • If you cannot locate certain elements (e.g. place of publication, publisher, report or catalogue number), omit them from your reference
  • If an abbreviation is used in the in-text, list the abbreviation first, followed by the organisation’s full name in brackets for the reference list. However, where an organisation is commonly known by its acronym (e.g. CSIRO, Qantas, NASA), list the acronym in the reference list without the full name in brackets, as in the CSIRO example

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics. Year. Title of Report in Italics. Report or Catalogue Number. Place of Publication: Publisher. URL.


Reference list example

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics). 2014. Australian Labour Market Statistics, July 2014. Cat. No. 6105.0. Canberra, ACT: ABS. https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6105.0.

(ABS 2014).

OR

A report by the ABS (2014) stated that …


If quoting

“The ABS unemployment data are key indicators of labour market performance” (ABS 2014, para. 1).

It was noted by the ABS (2014, para.1) that “unemployment data are key indicators of labour market performance.”

Note: When quoting, if there is no page number, use the paragraph number instead.


Optional organisation name abbreviation

First citation:

(Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS] 2014).

OR

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2014) states…

Subsequent citations:

(ABS 2014).

OR

The ABS (2014)…

  • If there is a report or catalogue number, include this after the title
  • If you use the abbreviation ABS for Australian Bureau of Statistics in your in-text, list the abbreviation first, followed by the organisation’s full name in brackets for the reference list

Press release

Author Surname, First Name(s). Year. “Title of Release.” Release type, Month Day, Year of release. URL.


Reference list examples

APA (American Psychological Association). 2018. “Dishonest Individuals Perceived as Less Capable.” Press release, January 31, 2018. https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2018/01/dishonest-individuals.aspx.

Birmingham, Simon. 2017. “Tens of Thousands of Preschoolers to Learn a Language in 2017.” Media release, January 9, 2017. https://ministers.education.gov.au/birmingham/tens-thousands-preschoolers-learn-language-2017.

(Birmingham 2017).

OR

The report by Birmingham (2017) claimed to have …


If quoting

“Learning a foreign language doesn’t just give children the gift of the gab” (Birmingham 2017, para. 4).

According to the media release by Birmingham (2017, para. 4), “learning a foreign language doesn’t just give children the gift of the gab.”

Note: When quoting, if there is no page number, use the paragraph number instead.

  • Most common releases include ‘Media Release’ or ‘Press Release’
  • If an abbreviation is used in the in-text, list the abbreviation first, followed by the organisation’s full name in brackets for the reference list. However where an organisation is commonly known by its acronym e.g. CSIRO, the full name need not be listed in the reference entry

Brochure, factsheet or pamphlet

Author Surname, First Name(s) or Organisation Name. Year. Title in Italics. Place of Publication: Publisher. URL.


Reference list examples

Department of Health. 2020. When Should Masks be Worn in the Community, in Australia? Australian Government. https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/07/when-should-masks-be-worn-in-the-community-in-australia.pdf.

(Department of Health 2020).

OR

As reported by the Department of Health (2020) …


If quoting

“If physical distancing is difficult to maintain, e.g. in public transport, covering your face with a mask can provide some extra protection” (Department of Health 2020, 1).

The Department of Health (2020, 1) stated that “If physical distancing is difficult to maintain, e.g. in public transport, covering your face with a mask can provide some extra protection.”

Note: When quoting, if there is no page number, use the paragraph number instead.


Optional organisation name abbreviation

First citation:

(Department of Health [DOH] 2020).

OR

The Department of Health (DOH 2020) states…

Subsequent citations:

(DOH 2020).

The DOH (2020) hightlights…

  • For print material, omit the URL
  • If certain elements cannot be identified, omit them from your reference