ABS response to 2021 Census procurement article

The ABS is a proud Australian institution and we take the spending of public money very seriously. In choosing our providers for the 2021 Census (digital service and temporary field recruitment) we followed Commonwealth procurement rules which include the requirement to ensure value for money for Australian taxpayers. In line with these procurement rules the ABS held an open tender process, treated all potential suppliers equally and did not discriminate based on where the suppliers came from