2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Apr 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/04/2006   
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Year Book Australia 2006

The Year Book, the ABS' Flagship publication, was launched by the Hon. Chris Pearce, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer on the 20 January 2006 at ABS House.

The Year Book 2006 provides a comprehensive source of information about Australia. Over 700 pages long, the Year Book covers more than 30 subjects such as: Australia's geography and climate, government, international relations, defence, and education. Data are presented in tables, maps and graphs.

This edition of Year Book Australia has a major theme of Australia's deserts, marking the declaration by the General Assembly of the United Nations of 2006 as the International Year of Deserts and Desertification.

To coincide with the theme, the Year Book 2006 includes a special feature article, Australia's Deserts. The article addresses three related aspects of Australia's deserts - climate, archaeology and environmental history, and flora and fauna.

Some of the 15 other interesting special articles featured in the Year Book 2006 include:

  • Assisting countries combat desertification - Australia's role
  • People who work few hours
  • School students mathematics and science literacy
  • The likelihood of victims reporting crime to police
  • Kangaroo bonds.

The 2006 Year Book comes complete with a comprehensive CD-ROM, which complements the hard cover version by giving you rapid access to every subject. At $93 this represents great value for money.

Internet users can freely access the content from the Year Book 2006 Online.

Order your copy online at www.abs.gov.au, or telephone 1300 135 070, and have your credit card details ready.