Australian National Accounts: Non-profit Institutions Satellite Account, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 5256.0) was released on 28 November 2002. It is the first ABS publication to focus specifically on the non-profit institutions (NPI) sector as a whole and its contribution to the Australian economy. Non-profit institutions play an important role in the provision of welfare, social and other services in Australia. Measuring the non-profit sector as a satellite account enables key economic indicators, such as the sector's contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to be identified. It also shows the value of services provided by NPIs and their relationship with other sectors such as households, government and corporations. Data is also presented on employment as well as the contribution of volunteer labour to the sector. For more information contact Luisa Ryan on (02) 6252 7346, email firstname.lastname@example.org.