APA Examples - Government and corporate documents - Corporate/government report

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Author, A. A. (Year). Title (Series information). Publisher. http://xxxxxx


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. (1996). Indigenous deaths in custody 1989-1996. https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-social-justice/publications/indigenous-deaths-custody

Administrative Review Council. (2006). The scope of judicial review 2006 (Report No. 47). Attorney-General's Department. https://www.ag.gov.au/legal-system/publications/report-47-scope-judicial-review-2006

Brisbane City Council. (2014). Brisbane City plan 2014 [Electronic town plan]. http://eplan.brisbane.qld.gov.au/

Hockings, M., Leverington, A.,Trinder, C. & Polglaze, J. (2014). Independent assessment of management effectiveness for the Great Barrier Reef outlook report 2014. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. http://elibrary.gbrmpa.gov.au/jspui/handle/11017/2857

National Australia Bank Limited. (2017). Annual financial report 2017. https://capital.nab.com.au/docs/NAB-2017-annual-financial-report.pdf

Productivity Commission. (2020). Mental Health (Report no. 95). https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/mental-health/report/mental-health.pdf


If no author, use the name of the issuing or publishing department or organisation.

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When numerous layers of government are listed as the author, e.g. Administrative Review Council, Attorney-General's Department, use the most specific agency as the author. The names of parent agencies that are not present in the author element are included in the source element as the publisher with the parent body first.

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If you retrieved the item in print, omit the URL.

If the report has a series identifier, include it in parentheses immediately after the title.

If it would be helpful to the reader, include information about the nature of the report in square brackets after the title.

Government reports are easy to identify as they will have .gov in their URL string, see also Government and corporate documents - Industry report.