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APA 7th referencing guide

Government or organisation report

Reference components:

Author Surname, Initial(s) or Organisation Name. (year). Title of report: Subtitle in italics (Report or Catalogue No.). Publisher Name. URL

 

Examples

In-text example    

(Tessema, 2017).

Tessema (2017) suggests …                                                                                  

In-text example: If quoting 

"As climate change intensifies, nature's value is only increasing" (WWF, 2018, p. 15).

WWF (2018) argue that "as climate change intensifies, nature's value is only increasing" (p. 15).  

In-text example: Optional organisation name abbreviation

First citation:

(Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW], 2018). 

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW, 2018) highlights...

Subsequent citations:

(AIHW, 2018).

The AIHW (2018) also discusses....

Reference list entry                     

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2018). Emergency department care 2017-18: Australian hospital statistics (Health Services Series no. 89, Cat. no. HSE 216). https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/hospitals/emergency-department-care-2017-18

Tessema, M. E. (2017). Wildlife crime assessment in Ethiopia. IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands. https://www.iucn.nl/files/publicaties/wlc_doc-ethiopie_small.pdf

WWF. (2018). Living planet report 2018: Aiming higher.  https://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/all_publications/living_planet_report_2018/

Extra Tips:

  • When the author is also the publisher, omit the publisher name from the reference
  • If there is no report or catalogue number, omit this from the reference
  • If the report is part of a series include the series title in brackets preceding the report/catalogue number (see Australian Institute of Health and Welfare example)
  • For a print report, omit the URL

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Reference components:

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (year). Title of publication in italics (Report or Catalogue No.). URL.

 

Examples

In-text example

(Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018).   

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2018)...

In-text example: If quoting

"There were 14.7 million internet subscribers in Australia at the end of June 2018" (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018, para. 1).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (2018) report "there were 14.7 million internet subscribers in Australia at the end of June 2018" (para. 1).

In-text example: Optional organisation name abbreviation

First citation:

(Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2018).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS, 2018) states...

Subsequent citations:

(ABS, 2018).

The ABS (2018)...

Reference list entry

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2018). Internet activity, Australia, June 2018 (8153.0). https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/0/00FD2E732C939C06CA257E19000FB410?Opendocument

Extra Tips:

  • For a print report, omit the URL
  • When the author is also the publisher, the publisher is omitted from the reference
  • If there is no report or catalogue number, omit this from the reference

Press release

Reference components:

Author Surname, Initial(s). (year, Month day). Title of press release in italics [Press release]. Publisher Name. URL

 

Examples

In-text example

(MacTiernan, 2019).  

MacTiernan (2019) released a statement...

In-text example: If quoting

"Raising capital and securing investors can be a daunting task" (MacTiernan, 2019, para. 1).

MacTiernan (2019) stated "raising capital and securing investors can be a daunting task" (para.1).

Reference list entry

MacTiernan, A. (2019, November 5). Capital idea for landing investors [Press release]. Government of Western Australia. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2019/11/Capital-idea-for-landing-investors.aspx

Extra Tips:

  • When the publisher is the same as the author, omit the publisher name from the reference
  • When quoting, if publication has no page number, cite the paragraph number instead

Brochure, fact sheet or pamphlet

Reference components:

Author Surname, Initial(s) or Organisation name. (year). Title in italics [Type of document]. Publisher Name. URL 

 

Examples

In-text example          

(Department of Health 2015). 

The Department of Health (2015) recommends... 

In-text example: If quoting                                                                           

"Flu vaccination can be administered to anyone who wishes to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza" (Department of Health, 2015, para. 5).

The Deaprtment of Health (2015) released a brochure stating "flu vaccination can be administered to anyone who wishes to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza" (para. 5).

In-text example: Optional organisation name abbreviation

First citation:

The Department of Health (DOH, 2015) states...

(Department of Health [DOH], 2015).

Subsequent citations:

(DOH, 2015).

The DOH (2015) highlights...

Reference list entry                       

Department of Health. (2015). The flu and you [Brochure]. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/1C33C010A07D32D8CA257E35007F692B/$File/flu-brochure.pdf

Extra Tips:

  • When the author is also the publisher, omit the publisher name from the reference
  • For print material, omit the URL
  • When quoting, if a publication has no page number, cite the paragraph number instead

Code of ethics or code of conduct

Reference components:

Organisation Name. (year). Title of code in italics. URL 

 

Examples

In-text example

(Australian Public Service Commission, 2018).

According to the International Council of Nurses (2012)...

Reference list entry                       

Australian Public Service Commission. (2018). Code of conducthttps://www.apsc.gov.au/code-conduct    

International Council of Nurses. (2012). The ICN code of ethics for nurses. https://www.icn.ch/sites/default/files/inline-files/2012_ICN_Codeofethicsfornurses_%20eng.pdf