A Government report is a formal document authored by a panel of experts in the field. The main types of government reports are:
This tutorial from the University of Sydney provides an excellent introduction to finding government reports.
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Government departments are now mainly publishing their reports online. Go to the Government department or agency website to search for reports.
These questions can indicate if a publication is a government report:
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2014). Hospitalised injury in older Australians, 2011–12 (INJCAT 166). Retrieved from http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129547875