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  Quote Alanabub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: 2016 Census
    Posted: 27/July/2016 at 11:26
I'm none too pleased that the government is telling us we must supply our actual personal identifying information in the upcoming census.
Is there any way around this?
Not supplying correct information, but making it sound like a plausible name/address?
Not filling out a paper copy? (Do you get to hand it back inside a sealed envelope?)
Do we actually have a legal leg to stand on in terms of being legally allowed to refuse to provide identifying information?

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  Quote Alanabub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/July/2016 at 18:30
Bump. Nobody? Anybody? Nobody has concerns about their privacy being invaded?

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  Quote emca01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/August/2016 at 14:56
nope and if you don't fill it in correctly they can fine you. I think the fine is $120..... So If you object then pay the fine

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  Quote Alanabub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/August/2016 at 19:05
I'm very happy to pay that fine. I'm actually quite concerned that nobody else seems in the least bit bothered by such an invasion of privacy into every single citizen.

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  Quote team2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/August/2016 at 20:26
It's a failing to complete it before mid-September comes with a $180 per day price tag and $1800 fine can be dished out for providing false or misleading information.

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  Quote micama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/August/2016 at 11:08
The Resident has requested personal forms for all household members.
The personal forms do not ask if you own or rent, do not ask how much rent, if everyone fills one in no relationship details with other members need to be included, no questions about how many bedrooms etc appear on the personal form. In fact even kids can fill in personal forms for example the question about where did you live 5 years ago, "if under 5 you do not need to answer" another question asks about education, if under 15 go to question 50. There is no information on the personal forms saying only adults need to complete it. I am surprised no one cares anymore about their privacy. The Resident will be filling out the form and signing the form as the resident.:) I actually have various forms including the household form and all have different numbers and different barcodes and different 12 digit login codes if doing online so i am assuming that these numbers will identify the address.

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