Australians should learn from Canadians' big census mistake

Oh good lord Aussies - don't go there. Seriously. Come up with your own ways to fuck up your country - don't repeat our mistakes. 

Now Australia is considering changing the process by which it collects census and health statistics. News coverage points to some being in favour of moving to a shorter, 10-year survey in the hopes of saving costs and reducing the so-called data burden.

Before going down that road, we’d urge our friends down under to take a long hard look at the lessons of the Canadian experience.