The first edition of Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends (Cat. no. 4613.0) was released in July. This publication explores some of the relationships between Australia's society, economy and environment. While similar ABS publications have sought to provide a comprehensive view of the environment, this publication will be dynamic, examining a selection of topical issues each year. It integrates ABS data and external data to present current environmental issues in an easy to understand format. For more information contact Bob Harrison on (02) 6252 7369, email firstname.lastname@example.org.