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What’s Behind #CensusFail in Australia?

What’s Behind #CensusFail in Australia?

When Australia’s national census website crashed on its launch day, as millions of people tried to enter their details, it was labelled #CensusFail by many people Government officials described the events of 9th August as a “confluence of events” – but others have coined less polite names for Australia’s first attempt to conduct its census online. The site is now back up and running and there is an option to fill in the census on paper. A journalist on the website Crikey!, Josh Taylor, explains the complex reasons behind Australia’s negative reaction to the census.

In a statement the company behind the online census, IBM, said they genuinely regretted any inconvenience and that “continuing to maintain the privacy and security of personal information is paramount.”

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