Usually a benign affair without much controversy, somehow this year’s census has been a complete shitshow of privacy concerns and technological failures, with a number of politicians (like independent senator Nick Xenophon) risking heavy fines by refusing to complete the census in protest.
— Lachlan Williams (@lawksland) August 9, 2016
nice, called the census number because we haven’t received a census code and it just says we have a high volume of calls and hangs up on you
— the result respecter (@rpy) August 9, 2016
I didn’t receive a code so I guess I’m not being counted in the census at all! I was going to fill it out for George Brandis anyway.
— Tyson Armstrong (@tysonarmstrong) August 8, 2016
I have been having very mixed feelings about the census but turns out the login never came in the mail, oops #CensusFail
— Cameron Colwell (@Cameron___c) August 9, 2016
@dougiesgirl26 Hi Mel, sorry you couldn’t get through. Give another go later in the week, no risk of a fine as long as you’re trying.
— AU Bureau of Stats (@ABSStats) August 9, 2016