1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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Feature Articles

In 2012 Australia celebrates the National Year of Reading, the Australian Year of the Farmer and the International Year of Co-operatives.

The National Year of Reading celebrates the benefits of reading and promotes the importance of reading and literacy as life skills.

The Australian Year of the Farmer acknowledges the vital contribution that farmers make to Australia’s economy, industry and community.

The International Year of Co-operatives recognises the social and economic contribution made by co-operative organisations

This edition of the Year Book Australia contains articles showcasing the 2012 Reading, Farmers, Co-operatives themes and more:


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Statistics contained in the Year Book are the most recent available at the time of preparation. In many cases, the ABS website and the websites of other organisations provide access to more recent data. Each Year Book table or graph and the bibliography at the end of each chapter provides hyperlinks to the most up to date data release where available.