The 9pm Fracking Your Data Real Good

Jill Charker from the Bureau of Statistics explains a census form to traditional dancer Peter Gurruwiwi in northeast Arnhem Land

The 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsIt’s that special day that comes but once every five years. Australia’s national Census 2016. And so far hasn’t it been a disaster.

“Look we don’t like to call it data mining, it’s more like data fracking,” tweeted by Johannes Jakob on 9 August, and he’s right.

This podcast was recorded as it was livestreamed on Tuesday night. Since then, we’ve discovered that a custard duck of fabulous proportions was unfolding in the background. Some comments herein may therefore seem a little dated.

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[Photo: Jill Charker from the Bureau of Statistics explains a census form to traditional dancer Peter Gurruwiwi in northeast Arnhem Land, 8 August 2016. David Sproule/Supplied]

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