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No #censusfail fines

Motion
Scott Ludlam 1 Sep 2016

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that - The Senate -                                                     

1.       Notes

a.       the technical failures of the ABS website on census night - August 9th 2016 - prevented thousands of people completing the census;

b.      subsequent attempts to address the technical failures further added to confusion and impacted public confidence in the census process;

c.       the census website was offline for several days after census night, and sporadically offline in the following weeks;

d.      thousands of Australians were unable to complete the census, and thousands of Australians were reluctant to do so due to privacy concerns.

2.       Calls on the government to direct the Australian Bureau of Statistics to issue a statement declaring that no Australians will be fined for failing to complete the census.

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