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ABS seeks to calm census fears

AAP logoAAP 3/08/2016

Australia's top statistician insists the nation is ready for an online census, while rejecting privacy concerns.

David Kalisch said 35 per cent of households completed the census online in 2011 and research suggested two-thirds would this time.

He told reporters in Canberra on Wednesday concerns by privacy advocates had become a "regular feature" at every census.

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