December 20, 2017 7
Damaging and expensive or just common sense: we look at all the ways postal surveys should and shouldn't be used in the future.
April 12, 2017 7
The typical Australian is a 38-year-old married woman, according to the ABS, but is that just indicative of those who filled out the census?
November 25, 2016 2
The census was the canary in the coal mine -- there should be some basic training and testing before other government services go online, says PM's cybersecurity guru.
November 17, 2016 2
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says your census data is protected by legislation. And since no one would be mad enough to elect a crazy despot, it will be fine.
October 19, 2016 4
The ABS says a high response rate to the 2016 census means its data is clean. Not so, writes former Australian Statistician Bill McLennan.
September 29, 2016 7
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September 26, 2016 6
We won't know how many people completed the census until early next year, according to the ABS.
September 12, 2016
On the Census Marilyn Chapple writes: Re. “ABS denies census is in crisis, with one in five forms still missing” (Friday). Maybe there is an explanation for many of the missing census forms. I have received four census forms. Three were posted, with three different logins, to three different versions of my address, which is a dual occupancy […]
September 12, 2016 3
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is reportedly struggling to find field staff to collect the outstanding forms before the September 23 deadline.
September 9, 2016 1
The ABS can't release information about its say-nothing response to a media inquiry.
September 9, 2016 3
A month on from the census, only 80% of us have sent in our forms. And the Australian Bureau of Statistics is getting grumpier about it.
August 25, 2016
The crowd wants to know just how ABS got it so wrong.
August 18, 2016 6
Up close and personal ... beware the landmines ... TV bosses at lunch ...
August 16, 2016 2
The 2016 census is looking badly flawed as millions of Australians have yet to fill it out and many refuse to provide their names, Essential Report shows.
August 15, 2016 9
The 2016 census was a debacle, but that's not the real problem, writes freelance journalist Alex Griffin.
August 12, 2016
Newest think tank on the block ... morale fail at census HQ ... Apple loses its self-awareness ...
August 11, 2016
ASD questions ... who are the Matildas? ... cargo shorts of protest ...
August 10, 2016
Census meltdown? Only in the Tele.
August 10, 2016
One refugee, two agencies, millions of dollars ... veterans suss on census ... car park blues ...
August 10, 2016 16
The stunning failure of the census last night reflects not merely on the Australian Bureau of Statistics but a government that has bungled virtually everything since the election.