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We are racing ahead with high powered computer technology without the right foundation. We can make bigger mistakes at a faster rate: Garbage in – Garbage out. The impact of COVID has been huge, but it is also being used as an excuse to cover some long term, systemic problems.

The mandatory Census of Population and Housing has been defined as the most significant statistical event in Australia. But it is not sacrosanct. What is essential is good data.

If the most advanced assessment processes are based on poor data and/or wrong assumptions the conclusions can be enormously misleading.

Recently, Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP opened the world’s first lab for planning future cities, at the University of NSW.

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