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MEDIA RELEASE

January 25, 2001
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
05/2001

MEDIA ALERT...........MEDIA ALERT...........MEDIA ALERT...........MEDIA ALERT

ATTENTION:

Feature Editors
Special Supplement Editors
Program Directors
News Editors
Chiefs of Staff
Bureau Chiefs

Now compared to Then: 2001 YEAR BOOK AUSTRALIA is essential for your
Centenary of Federation and Australia Day coverage

Since shortly after federation,YEAR BOOK AUSTRALIA, the Australian Bureau of Statistics' "flagship" publication, has provided a comprehensive and detailed annual statistical review of various aspects of the economy and social conditions in Australia.

The 2001 edition, the 83rd edition of the book, will be published and officially launched on 25 January -- Australia Day eve. The content of the book, including Centenary articles and mini features listed on the next page of this alert, constitutes a valuable resource for media wishing to develop special Australia Day coverage in this Centenary of Federation year.

To facilitate timely access by the media to the material, 2001 YEAR BOOK AUSTRALIA will be made available to media BY REQUEST under an arrangement whereby the content of the book is strictly embargoed until 1130 hours on 25th January.

Media who wish to receive an embargoed copy of the 2001 YEAR BOOK AUSTRALIA are invited to indicate their interest as soon as possible. It is anticipated that both hard copies and CD-ROM versions of the book will be available from 18 January. The CD-ROM version includes, in addition to the 2001 Year Book, a selection of the special Year Book articles published in the series throughout the years.

Please contact Leanne Dickinson on (02) 6252 6139 or 0407 946 124 (AH) to arrange for your copy. Leanne's fax number is (02) 6252 8002 and her E-mail is leanne.dickinson@abs.gov.au.

Stephen Dangaard
Director
Media and Public Affairs Unit


List of Centenary Articles contained in Year Book Australia 2001

The development of official statistics in Australia, and some possible future challenges
Bill McLennan

A hundred years of science and service - Australian meteorology through the twentieth century
Professor John W. Zillman

Women and government in Australia
Dr Marian Sawyer

A century of population change in Australia
Dr Graeme Hugo

Household income and its distribution
Professor Peter Saunders

Child health since Federation
Professor Fiona J. Stanley

Australian schools: participation and funding 1901 to 2000
Professor Gerald Burke; Dr Andrew Spaull

Crime in twentieth century Australia
Adam Graycar

Accounting for audiences in Australian museums
Dawn Casey; Kirsten Wehner

Public funding of the arts in Australia - 1900 to 2000 548
David Throsby

The pace of change in science and innovation
Dr Keith Boardman


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