Politics Podcast: Mathias Cormann on the same-sex marriage postal survey.
Since announcing that the ABS would be responsible for carrying out the same-sex marriage postal survey, Mathias Cormann has had no shortage of questions.
The key question in a legal challenge to the 'postal plebiscite' is whether information about Australians’ opinions on same-sex marriage constitutes 'statistical information'.
The two major sources of data show conflicting trends on income inequality.
New ABS figures on film, TV and digital gaming show that subscription broadcasters and online content creators are booming. Yet local content quotas only apply to free-to-air broadcasters.
Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s but the type of meat consumed has changed significantly. Chicken and pork both now far outstrip beef, mutton and lamb.
Q&A between the University of Melbourne's Joshua Healy and The McKell Institute's Edward Cavanough about methodologies for estimating the impact of the proposed Sunday penalty rate cuts.
ABS figures show that Australia's appetite for faster broadband is growing apace.
Melbourne is Australia's most rapidly growing city, a title it wrested from Perth around 2013-14. Several of Australia's big cities are growing well above the national average population growth rate.
Estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that the number of direct full-time equivalent jobs in renewable energy activities has continued to fall from its 2011-12 peak.
Women living in high financial stress and those who have a disability or chronic health condition are most at risk of economic abuse.
When we don't factor in the environment in our economic decision making, we aren't getting an acurate picture of what's happening. Australia needs to adopt more environmental economics.
The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.
Shadow minister for employment Brendan O'Connor said the labour force participation rate was in "free fall" and that this showed "people have stopped looking for work". Is that true?
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?
If the response rate to the 2016 Census is lower than expected, it could compromise our ability to draw meaningful information from the data.
A furious Malcolm Turnbull has made it clear he wants heads to roll over the census debacle.
The evidence the Census servers suffered a DDoS attack is weak. A simpler explanation is that they buckled under load of Australians filling out their Census forms as asked.
The government is seeking to reassure Australians their census data is secure, after the ABS was forced to take down the site on Tuesday night to ensure data was protected.
Even without a DDoS attack, the 2016 Census may have failed due to the ABS making a rudimentary statistical error.
Despite assuring Australians its systems were load tested and secure, the Census site went offline at a crucial time. Could the ABS have avoided such an embarrasing failure?