4613.0 - Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends, 2007  
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The following symbols and abbreviations are used in this publication:

Australia, states and territories of Australia

Aust. Australia
NSW New South Wales
Vic. Victoria
Qld Queensland
SASouth Australia
WA Western Australia
Tas. Tasmania
NT Northern Territory
ACTAustralian Capital Territory

Other abbreviations

ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ASRAquifer storage recovery
AWR 2005Australian Water Resources 2005
EPBC ActEnvironment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
GDPgross domestic product
GHGgreenhouse gas
GVIPgross value of irrigated production
IUCNWorld Conservation Union
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
NLWRANational Land and Water Resources Audit
NWCNational Water Commission
NWINational Water Initiative
PMparticulate matter
PPPPurchasing Power Parity
RDFrefuse-derived fuel
SDStatistical Division
SLAStatistical Local Area
UVultraviolet (radiation)


One billion = 1,000 million
One gigalitre (GL) = 1,000 megalitres (ML)
One megalitre (ML) = 1,000 kilolitres (kL)
One kilolitre (kL) = 1,000 litres (L)
One micrometre (m) = 1/1,000 millimetre (mm)
One microgram (g) = 1/1,000 milligram (mg)
One tonne (t) = 1,000 kilograms (kg)

Symbols and usages

The following symbols and usages mean:

CO2carbon dioxide
CO2-ecarbon dioxide equivalent
Cdegrees Celsius
$m million dollars
$m GDPmillion dollars of gross domestic product
$/cap dollars per person (per capita)
GJ gigajoules of energy
GL gigalitres
ha hectares
IEincluded elsewhere
kL/capkilolitres per person (per capita)
km kilometres
km square kilometres
ML megalitres
Mt megatonnes
g micrograms
g/mmicrograms per cubic metre
mmicrometres (micron)
N2Onitrous oxide
nec not elsewhere classified
n.a.not available
n.p.not published
nrno region
p preliminary - figures or series subject to revision
% per cent
/capper person (per capita)
PJpetajoules (of energy)
ppmparts per million
SO2sulphur dioxide
SF6sulphur hexafluoride
'000 thousand
'000 tonnesthousand tonnes
‘000 ha thousand hectares
-nil or rounded to zero
    Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals.