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4613.0 - Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends, Jan 2010  
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This document was added 02/05/2010.



ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS

Abbreviations

The following abbreviations have been used in this publication.


Australia, states and territories of Australia

Aust.Australia
NSWNew South Wales
Vic.Victoria
QldQueensland
SASouth Australia
WAWestern Australia
Tas.Tasmania
NTNorthern Territory
ACTAustralian Capital Territory


Other abbreviations

ABAREAustralian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
CFCschlorofluorocarbons
CSIROCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DEWHADepartment of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
EPBC ActEnvironment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
GDPgross domestic product
GVIAPgross value of irrigated agricultural production
HFCEhousehold final consumption expenditure
HFCshydrofluorocarbons
IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IUCNWorld Conservation Union (International Union for the Conservation of Nature)
LNGliquefied natural gas
NEPMNational Environment Protection Measure
PFCsperfluorocarbons
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
NWCNational Water Commission
PMparticulate matter
PPPPurchasing Power Parity
SLAStatistical Local Area
UNFCCCUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Conversions

One billion = 1,000 million
One gigalitre (GL) = 1,000 megalitres (ML)
One megalitre (ML) = 1,000 kilolitres (kL)
One kilolitre (kL) = 1,000 litres (L)
One megatonne (Mt) = 1,000,000 tonnes (t)
One tonne (t) = 1,000 kilograms (kg)
One petajoule (PJ) = 1,000,000 gigajoules (GJ)
One gigajoule (GJ) = 1,000,000 kilojoules (kJ)


Symbols and usages

The following symbols and usages mean:


CH4methane
CO2carbon dioxide
CO2-e carbon dioxide equivalent
Cdegrees Celsius
$dollars
$mmillion dollars
ggrams
GJ gigajoules (of energy)
GL gigalitres
hahectares
kLkilolitres
km kilometres
kmsquare kilometres
ML megalitres
Mtmegatonnes
MWmegawatts
gmicrograms
g/mmicrograms per cubic metre
mmicrometres (micron)
N2Onitrous oxide
n.a. not available
n.p.not published
no. number
PJpetajoules (of energy)
ppmparts per million
SO2 sulphur dioxide
SF6 sulphur hexafluoride
% per cent
'000 thousand
'000 ha thousand hectares
nil or rounded to zero


Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals.

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