For the record we are completing the census. I am only pointing out why perhaps it's the government that needs to get over itself and not people who are raising valid concerns and they are falling on deaf ears.
This article pretty much sums up where I'm at
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07-08-2016 08:39 #71
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07-08-2016 08:46 #72
And you know, I'm sure there are people that do in both same sex and Hetero relationships. I guess it's a question of integrity, we do things properly because it's the right thing to do, it's just frustrating that we seem to have more hoops to jump through than others.
Like having to hobble to a BDM office 3 days post partum because it's not standard to issue the child registration form that allows both of us to be listed as mother in a hospital. Like how hard would it be to ensure hospitals had copies of both?
Anyway I digress majorly! As you all were 😊
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07-08-2016 08:53 #73Senior Member
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Change of topic but something popped up on my fb the other day about doing this. How that if you click on no religion then the majority of religion will be Muslim and if that happens then we will become a Muslim country so they are urging people to put Catholic or Christian if they are going to do no religion. Like wtf? I don't believe that, just thought wow.
07-08-2016 08:57 #74
07-08-2016 09:27 #75
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07-08-2016 09:31 #76
From the website:
Did you hear something like the following?
AUSTRALIA WILL BE HOLDING A CENSUS IN AUGUST.
DO NOT LEAVE THE 'RELIGION' SECTION BLANK. BE SURE TO AT LEAST TICK CHRISTIAN (OR YOUR UPBRINGING FAITH).
1,000,000 MUSLIMS WILL TICK THEIR BOX.
10,000,000 AUSTRALIANS WILL LEAVE IT BLANK THEN WONDER WHY A MOSQUE IS BUILT IN THEIR NEIGHBOURHOOD!!!
PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS
This is a fear campaign using false information.
The 2011 Census indicated that 475,562 people said that their religion was Islam – only about 2.2% of the entire population, and nearly 30% of those are children (0-14 years of age).
10 million people – roughly half of all Australians – don't leave the religion question blank.
Identifying as Christian won't stop mosques from being built in your neighbourhood, any more than it will suddenly lead to new churches erupting from the ground.
It does not matter what name someone gives to their god, or whether the building on the corner is a mosque or church, or a football club. We have secular laws that should represent all Australians regardless of their belief or disbelief as defined by Section 116 of the Constitution*.
The government has never built temples, churches, or mosques. We live in a free secular society which tolerates personal faiths. But most importantly, if people are truly terrified of religions taking over the country, they should support any efforts to keep church and state separate.
By marking the Census correctly you are better represented in decision-making and funding decisions. In fact, it can be argued that a secular society better reflects what is fair for all Australians so that we can all live together, regardless of faith or lack of it.
07-08-2016 10:02 #77
Genuine question for those who are worried about privacy. People are worried about their privacy of details but centrelink, ATO and Medicare store most of these details anyway?
Eta: also your bank and ASIC etc would have most of the info
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07-08-2016 10:21 #78
07-08-2016 10:51 #79
I did it online last night - as for privacy they asked less than any rewards programme , bank or even DS school asks on their applications so it didn't worry me , it's info any one could easily find out if they wanted too
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