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Description: A report is usually a formal account of a matter that has been investigated or considered. They may be produced periodically (e.g. an annual report), or on an ad hoc basis, e.g. Student visa program 2011 report by Michael Knight.


  • Reports can be produced by organisations, for example universities, government departments, companies, associations; or individuals, for example Vice Chancellor's report.
  • If you cite the authoring body frequently in-text, introduce and then use an abbreviation for subsequent citations, e.g. (UniSA 2012).

In-text citation

Format and layout:

Author's family name OR Authoring body (year, page number if applicable)
(Author's family name OR Authoring body year, page number if applicable)


...valuable future strategies (Bradley et al. 2008, p. 39).

...The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) (1997, p. 18) recommended...

...arrived at these recommendations (HREOC 1997, p. 18).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:

Author's family name, Initial(s) OR Authoring body year, Title of document, Publisher, Place of publication.


Bradley, D, Noonan, P, Nugent, H & Scales, B 2008, Review of Australian higher education, Australian Government, Canberra.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) 1997, Bringing them home: report of the national inquiry into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, HREOC, Canberra.

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