An ABS diet will starve decision-making

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has its back to the wall. Budget cuts are impeding on the agency's ability to provide crucial and reliable data, and that affects everyone.

There are many avenues available to the Coalition to save money in their upcoming federal budget – we all know that billions are wasted each year through inefficient and misplaced policies. But it is time to stop squeezing the Australian Bureau of Statistics – compromising the quality of our data will only serve to comprise the quality of decision making.

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