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1406.0.55.003 - User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs, Sep 2009  
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Before access to CURFs can be granted by the ABS, a Responsible Officer in an Organisation must submit a signed CURF Undertaking.

  • The Undertaking is a requirement under Clause 7 of the Statistics Determination (1983) under the Census and Statistics Act (1905).
  • Information about who can sign the Undertaking can be found in the Responsible Officer section.

Clause 7 requires that the Responsible Officer to agree that CURF users in the organisation will:
  • not attempt to identify persons or organisations to which the information relates
  • use the information only for statistical purposes
  • not provide microdata to anyone inside or outside the organisation without the written permission of the ABS, and
  • not attempt to match the information with any other list of persons or organisations

Individual CURF users are not required to sign an Undertaking. Rather, they are bound by the Undertaking signed by their organisation’s Responsible Officer. Each person who wishes to use a CURF must apply to the ABS for approval. Apply for access using MiCRO the ABS' online microdata application and management system.

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