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The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey wasn't just carried out using bits of paper deposited into mailboxes. A significant number of voters chose to fill in their form online. There were just a few weeks from then the government announced the survey to the survey period commencing. And, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) was conducting the survey, that meant new systems had to be developed and deployed very quickly - something government agencies aren't well known for.

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From September to November, Australians had the opportunity to have their say on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry in an expensive postal survey that turned out to be just a little bit of a shemozzle. Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the official results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

And it's an emphatic "YES"!

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Next month, the country will participate in the Australian Marriage Law survey; a postal vote designed to gauge Australia's appetite for a change to the Marriage Act that would allow same-sex couples to be lawfully wed.

Although the survey is not compulsory, this is an issue that every Australian should absolutely vote on. If you're not on the electoral role or have recently changed addresses, you only have two more days to update your status. Here are all the links and info you will need.

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According to data released today, there were 23,401,892 people who were counted in Australia on the night of the 2016 Census who were usually resident in Australia. After adjusting for undercount and adding back those who were overseas on census night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates that as of December 2016, Australia’s population was around 24.4 million.

Our population is growing – and fast. But can we trust the numbers?

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After a painful data collection process, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has finally begun to release its findings from the 2016 Census. The organisation has released a "preview" of the key characteristics that make today's typical Aussie. According to ABS data, the typical Australian is a 38-year old native-born mum with English ancestry. Here are her full statistics.

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This year's Census was nothing short of a spectacular debacle after the website where Australians were to fill out the survey went down for nearly two days. Last night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) chief David Kalisch fronted the Senate Estimates in parliament to answer questions about the incident. We found out that the ABS will have to spend around $30 million to fix the damage. He also admitted that the ABS made a number of poor judgement calls for Census 2016. Here's what he had to say along with a recap of what has happened since the Census outage occurred two months ago.

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Dear Lifehacker, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and had a recommended page which was by Census Australia. I started going through the comments to see what people were saying and was astonished to see multiple responses by the ABS talking about a $180 fine if we don't complete the Census. Is this true? Can they really fine us for refusing to divulge every bit of information we have about ourselves? What are my legal rights here?

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its Household Use of Information Technology report for 2012-13. There's oodles of interesting data in the latest issue, including which Australian state/territory has the highest percentage of internet-connected households. (The answer might surprise you.)