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  • Census is back online, IBM breaks silence. So what the hell happened?

    The Census website is finally back online. After being offline for around 44 hours, the site was switched on again this afternoon, however due to DNS propagation issues, many users still experienced problems, receiving ‘this site cannot be reached’. This morning the Prime Minister was angry, he started pointing fingers...
  • Census down due to international hackers, says ABS

    Last night the Census website went down preventing millions of Australians from submitting online. At the time messages on the website suggested the outage was due to heavy traffic which lead to a very entertaining night on Twitter watching people point fingers at the source. This finger pointing was largely...
  • Tonight is Census night, ABS does terrible job at explaining security

    Tonight is Census night, when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) asks all Australians to capture a snapshot in time of what Australia looks like. This data has been collected for more than 100 years and the data helps shape decisions and investment in Australia’s education, health, transport and infrastructure. This year, Census...
  • ABC visualise census data in interactive graphs

    By now a lot of Australians have already completed their Census form. It is estimated that around one third of Australians will complete the 60 questions online. This year marks 100 years since census data began collection in Australia and occurs every 5 years. While some have questioned the...