1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/01/2005   
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January 17, 2005
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)

Attention Chiefs of Staff and News Editors:

News Diary Alert.... News Diary Alert.... News Diary Alert....

ABS 2005 Year Book to be launched this Friday

The 2005 Year Book Australia will officially be launched by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon. Chris Pearce MP, this Friday.

Media representatives planning to attend the event are asked to advise Rod Campbell on 6252 6139, (M) 0418 202 580.


Host:The Australian Statistician, Mr Dennis Trewin
Speaker:Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon. Chris Pearce MP
What:Launch of the 2005 edition of Year Book Australia (cat no. 1301.0)
When:10.45am for 11:00am start, Friday 21 January 2005
Where:ABS House, 45 Benjamin Way Belconnen, ACT
Why:The Year Book is the "flagship" publication of the ABS and for a century has provided a comprehensive and detailed annual statistical review about our national way of life.

The 2005 edition celebrates the Centenary of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and contains considerable historical material.

Preview copies: Embargoed preview copies of the Year Book are still available to media organisations for reporting purposes. If you have not yet requested a copy, please contact Rod Campbell on (02) 6252 6139 to arrange.

Please note that an ABS spokesperson will be available for embargoed prerecorded interviews and comment from Thursday 20 January