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Labor has sounded off on the government’s treatment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the wake of its latest technical incident which could have potentially exposed the personal details of respondents in the 2016 Census. Last week Which-50 broke the news that Macquarie University researchers had found a way

Macquarie University researchers found a way to identify individuals and their census responses, Which-50 has learned. The vulnerability means a large-scale attack could be used to reconstruct the entire census database. The ABS claims that the flaw has subsequently been addressed, but it’s not entirely clear that the measures taken

Black Friday sales helped lift Australian retail spending in November, as online retail continues to gradually take a larger share of overall spending. In November 2018 online sales made up 6.6 per cent of total retail sales, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released on Friday.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will soon announce the kinds of information it will collect in the next national census in 2021. If international trends are a guide, “big data” will comprise a growing part of ABS data collection and analysis. This may promise greater timeliness and efficiency compared

Data Republic

Shhhh, don’t mention the census. The Australian Bureau of Statistics, still smarting from the census debacle earlier this year, has handed a $19.9 million contract to develop the next generation of statistical infrastructure and transform the way the ABS collects, analyses and accesses statistics. Trevor Sutton, Deputy Australian Statistician of