What’s in a name? The census question.

The Census is coming! The Australian government requires every person in the country to provide the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) with detailed information about themselves. But there has been considerable public resistance, confusion and skepticism swirling around this year’s Census.

In this episode Melissa and Kate discuss the legal issues underlying the Census, and speak to Dr Caroline Henckels of Monash University law faculty, about the statutory obligations under the Census and Statistics Act 1905 (Cth).

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Dr Caroline Henckels

Listen oiTunes and on soundcloud

Caroline Henckels on the Castan Centre Blog.

Kate Galloway on the issues of privacy and the census, on Eureka street, here and here.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Census 2016 information page.

Brenda the civil disobedience penguin stars in census night cage fight! By First Dog On The Moon

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This blog post, podcast and related links do not constitute legal advice and do not create an lawyer-client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer directly.

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