In April 2005, the ABS put forward for public consultation, a Proposal to enhance the value of the Population Census by developing a longitudinal view. This would provide a significant statistical resource to improve the quality of research, policy development and community decisions.
An independent Privacy Impact Assessment of the Proposal was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in June 2005. The Assessment, the ABS' response to the Assessment and submissions to the proposal lodged by the Australian community are publicly available (see below).
Privacy Impact Assessment
ABS Response to the Privacy Impact Assessment
Submissions in response to Privacy Impact Assessment
Submissions to Discussion Paper
Submissions received by state can be viewed below. Authors of some submissions have indicated they would like their submissions to remain confidential to the ABS. These submissions have not been included.
The proposal is fully detailed in the paper Enhancing the Population Census: Developing a Longitudinal View (Cat. No. 2060.0).
This page first published 1 August 2005, last updated 27 October 2006