I find it hard to understand the privacy freakout by certain folk with respect to the 2016 census. I strongly suspect it is age related - I reckon you have to be over 45 to worry about it at all, even though I well and truly belong to that category, and don't. I'm guessing that 95% of people under 30, most of whom have so little regard for privacy that they post about their strings of partners (temporary or longer) on Facebook, and have probably at least once sent or received pics of their naked bits through the aether, have no concerns at all.
Bernard Keane has been particularly overwrought about this - and didn't he write a novel about surveillance which featured many sex scenes? He has some other odd obsessions, including donkeys and greyhounds. (None of which, I trust, are involved in the novel.) I wish he would just stick to politics.
Anyway, no I couldn't complete it on line tonight either, and I'm sure I'll get sick of hearing about this government tech failure over the next week.
I don't know why they just didn't call it "Census Week" to make it clearer people could do it on line over (say) 7 to 14 days. Seems an obvious way to avoid the rush of "census night", no?