[Linux-aus] Census data risks - retention and correlation of records
thatpixguy at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 16:37:11 AEST 2016
The EFA has a page about this, including options for not participating. The
most feasible one is just not being in a residence on census night.
On 4 Apr 2016 3:20 pm, "Phillip Smith" <lists at fukawi2.nl> wrote:
> > > Apparently although everyone is required to fill in their census form,
> > > there's no law requiring people to give their correct name. You can
> > > fill it in as "John Doe" or even "Anonymous".
> > IANAL, but I think section 15 of the Census and Statistics Act 1905
> would beg to differ.
> I had a brief read through it this morning and while IANAL either, it
> seems the only way to (legally) get out of it is if your religious
> beliefs prevent it, AND you have to be able to provide evidence as
> such. Section 14.3:
> > (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a person’s failure to
> answer a question, or to supply particulars, relating to the person’s
> religious beliefs.
> > Note: A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter
> in subsection (3) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).
> While I am firmly against the census being mandatory, and specifically
> the changes regarding the retention of identifiable information, I'm
> not sure if it falls under the responsibility of LA to lead such an
> objection. Although I would not oppose LA lending support to another
> organization more targetted towards this end (eg, EFA)
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