More than 4,000 new issues are being added to the ABS Web site
On 23 November the ABS released a large set of historical publications to the ABS Web site. The set includes all ABS Publications, national and regional titles, released during 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 including the Australia and State Year Books. With the addition of this set, the ABS Web site now holds all ABS publications released from 1994 to the present day.
This new release contains over 4,000 publications which have been converted from older scanned images to .pdf files. These historical publications appear with all current .pdf files and are treated as past issues.
The ABS Web site is one of the most viewed government web sites with 78 million pages viewed in 2005-06. As of 1 January 2006, everything available on the ABS Web site is free to view and download.