1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 59), Nov 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/12/2006   
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New and forthcoming releases

These titles are a selection of what the ABS is currently releasing this quarter. They are available free on the ABS web site. Keep up to date by subscribing to the free ABS Email Notification Service.

Water Access Entitlements, Allocations and Trading (ABS cat. no. 4610.0.55.003) released 13 October 2006.
Estimates of Regional Water Use (4610.0.55.002) release due December 2006.
With water management and water reforms currently key issues for Australia, these two new publications provide useful data in this area. The first presents data on the number of water access entitlements, the volume of water allocated to water access entitlements, and water trading in Australia. The second publication presents water use data at a regional level for the first time.

A Guide to the House Price Index 2006 (ABS cat. no. 6464.0) released 8 November 2006.
Need timely accurate data on the housing industry? Want to know how the new ABS House Price Index works? At the end of 2005 the ABS revamped the quarterly House Price Index to improve the timeliness, reliability and consistency of house price information. Now this easy to read guide explains the House Price Index (HPI) for general users. With this title you will be able to answer: What is the HPI? How is it calculated? How is the HPI used? and more.

Pregnancy and Employment Transitions, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4913.0) released 23 October 2006.
What are women's current working experiences while pregnant and after returning to paid work? The ABS has conducted a new survey to find out. This publication contains data on the employment circumstances of women who had a child under two years of age. It includes aspects of women's working experiences while pregnant and after returning to paid work, as well as the use of leave by women and their partners following the birth of a child.