4147.4.55.001 - Culture and Recreation News, Jun 1999  
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Reports due out soon

i) Australian Book Publishing 1997-98, is a report currently being prepared for DOCITA by the NCCRS. The report, No. 9 in their Cultural Trends in Australia series, contains more detailed information than the previously released ABS publication including data on exports, imports and types of books sold.

ii) The DOCITA publication, Cultural Trends in Australia, No 8 - Business Sponsorship of Arts and Cultural Activities, 1996-97, provides detailed analyses of corporate sponsorship of arts and cultural activities highlighting information on sponsorship by industry type, business size and the types of activities sponsored.

iii) The SRMC publication Business Sponsorship of Sport, 1996-97, provides information on the value of sponsorship, the characteristics of sponsors, the reasons for sponsoring and a variety of other details.

iv) Use of Information Technology in Regional Australia, ABS Cat. no. 8150.0 is due for release in late July. It provides a statistical overview of the use of computers, the Internet and selected communication technologies in regional Australia.

v) Cultural Funding, Australia, 1997-98, ABS Cat. No. 4183.0 is expected to be released on 15 July. It contains estimates of public funding of cultural activities for the three levels of government in Australia.

vi) The CMC SWG publication, Cultural Funding in Australia - Three Tiers of Government 1997-1998, provides State/Territory breakdowns of public funding, recurrent and capital expenditure and funding per head of population by each category of cultural activity.

vii) Employment in Sport and Recreation, June 1999, is expected to be released in July. This SRMC brochure contains information from a number of ABS surveys on employment in the Sport and Recreation sector.