IBM makes meek apology for Oz #CensusFail, offers no fail detail - The Register

IBM has finally broken its silence about the failure of Australia's online census, but only with meaningless PR blather that leaves the cause of the mess a mystery. Australians were supposed to complete their census forms online on Tuesday evening, but ...and more »

Root of census failures say “badly done” IBM and ABS. Still down for some. - The Conversation AU

Despite being told that the site is now operational, the ABS census site is still not accessible for many. The frustration felt by the public over the ABS's failed census night has been exacerbated by extremely poor communication about highly technical ...and more »

IBM And The ABS Census: Let The Blame Games Begin - Lifehacker Australia

In the wake of the Census debacle that happened this week, there's been a lot of finger-pointing as to who was to blame. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has put the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and IBM, the company hosting and managing the ...and more »

What Organisations Can Learn From The ABS Census Fail - Lifehacker Australia

We can all agree that this year's Census has been a colossal snafu. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shutdown the website after it was supposedly hit by a number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. This was after the Census ...and more »

ABS staff point finger at government for Census crash: Union - ZDNet

Staff members at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have shifted the blame from the agency to the Turnbull government itself over the failure of the Census 2016 website, according to a report by the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU).and more »

Bungling the Australian Census - Center for Research on Globalization

Each country needs its exceptionalist message, its sui generis theme. We do something here no one else does, and such like. In Australia, there are many things deemed exceptional. Compulsory voting, on pain of a fine, is one such case. Compulsory ...and more »

Angry Turnbull flags heads will roll over census disaster - The Conversation AU

Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.and more »

Blame game: Not the first time the government has been upset with IBM -

IN THE wake of the Census catastrophe on Tuesday night IBM has become the focus of the government's ire — and certainly not for the first time. Queenslanders will remember the bitter taste left by IBM after a billion dollar bungle at the beginning of ...and more »

Census 2016: we don't need it, so why persist? - The Australian

Serious consideration was given by the Coalition government to ditching this year's census. It costs an enormous amount of money (between $300 million and $400m) and yields only high-level data with a very long time lag. There is virtually no ...and more »

The real consequence of #Censusfail -

AUSTRALIA just lost something rare. The Census was one of the national institutions we truly trusted. Now that trust is gone. It all started with data security — could we trust them to keep our details safe? That was enough to raise questions. But ...and more »