Governor-General launches 2008 Year Book Australia

8 February 2008

A new edition of the Year Book Australia series has been launched by His Excellency, Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Miriam Middlemann, His Excellency Governor-General, Amy Prendergast and Dr Neil Williams at the 2008 Year Book Australia launch

2008 Year Book Australia, which contains 3 articles contributed by Geoscience Australia, is the latest edition of the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It provides a detailed, comprehensive statistical overview of aspects of the economic, social and geographic conditions of Australia.

The Year Book is the ”flagship„ publication of the ABS, with the first official edition being published in 1908. This year it reflects on the International Year of the Planet Earth, and also pays tribute to the Year of the Scout.

Geoscience Australia is proud to have collaborated with the ABS on 2008 Year Book Australia, contributing the articles Sustaining the mineral resources industry - overcoming the tyranny of depth, Tsunami risk to Australia, and Understanding natural hazard impacts on Australia.

For more information on 2008 Year Book Australia, please consult the ABS website.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013