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Canberrans head to the Web for Census Night

By S4anta 9 August 2006 48

The ABC is heaping praise on the citizenry of the ACT after our use of the interweb during census night.

Apparently, “The ACT’s renowned for being the most computer literate and most educated society in Australia”

Yay. So, hands up, who was responsible for this? And how many of you said your profession was a Professional Turkey Baster?

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publius 8:25 am 13 Aug 06

You have to wonder about the usefulness of the Census – online or paper based. We are told it assists planning. The Stanhope Government argues that 39 schools must close. Was their argument built around census/demographic infortmation? Clearly not. That has been made very clear when Andrew Barr was asked to explain the basis of decision making. The Chifley example is a case in point, where there is a sizeable increase in young children in that suburb but they are planning to close the school. How come Gungahlin residents have had to wait for far too many years for a decent access road to parts of Canberra? What’s the point of having a Census if you are not actually going to use it!

seepi 12:52 pm 12 Aug 06

You are encouraging right wing pollies to justify things like banning gay marriage, due to religious reasons, and saying they have a mandate as a large proportion of people are religious.

simto 3:20 pm 11 Aug 06

I understand what a comprehensive trackign of our locations does, and why fibbing about it stuffs things up.

I don’t understand what a comprehensive survey of religious attitudes will do to stuff up society. Am I encouraging Hillsong by claiming a slight vestige of my Anglicanism still remains?

LurkerGal 2:55 pm 11 Aug 06

For everyone who lied about their religion or occupation: Good for you assholes. You’ve just rendered the whole process useless. do you even understand what the census is for?

The govt don’t usually spend so much money on a joke. Well, except the joke that is John Howard, but you get the point.

Absent Diane 1:03 pm 11 Aug 06

+1,000,000 BK

LOL at widdle….

BattleKath 12:56 pm 11 Aug 06

in a small kind of ‘STOP GETTING IN THE WAY OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN EXPLORATION’ way… hehehee

…and yes… widdle is a crap word.

Ari 12:50 pm 11 Aug 06

“Widdle”? I take it religions piss you off, BattleKath

BattleKath 12:47 pm 11 Aug 06

yes… but somehow religions always mangage to widdle their way into everything.

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