1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Sept 2005  
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Free on the Web

The Australian Bureau of Statistics was given additional funding in the last budget to allow free access to electronic versions of ABS publications on the ABS web site. This will improve the availability of official statistics to all Australians, as everyone can now download publications without charge.

You can now access an expanded range of free publications on the ABS web site, including:

  • electronic publications (PDF and HTML based content); and
  • electronic tables in spreadsheet or data cube format which contain publication tables.

The ABS is also considering adding further free on the web content from 1 January 2006. Pending a final decision, this may include most, if not all, remaining standard priced products such as:

  • time series spreadsheets; and
  • other spreadsheets and data cubes.

For more information visit the ABS web site www.abs.gov.au