In a small conference room on the Gold Coast, newly appointed Census engagement manager Saga Selsby is meeting with community representatives. From police officers to youth workers and refugee spokespeople, she’s there with one clear message: the 2021 Census is coming up and we need every person in Australia to complete itOntario opens COVID-19 vaccine bookings to hot-spot residents 18 and older; Canada to receive 2M vaccine doses this week - Today News Post.
But Ms Selsby understands it’s not that easy to get people on board. The Samoan-Australian woman wipes away tears when she tells SBS News that in her 35 years living in Australia, she’s never completed the Census.
“There was always a stigma or a myth behind the Census,” she saysThe murky world of car theft after his Toyota Highlander was stolen in September.. “That it was a way that the government could track you, or come into your home and tear your family apart.”
It was only as she began witnessing firsthand how, without dataThe past seven days there have been a total of 321 new reported deaths, the Pasifika community on the Gold Coast were missing out on vital services – from youth groups to affordable housing. They were “invisible”, she says.