Policy

Government statistician falls on sword after census review

Rebecca Howard
Mon, 12 Aug 2019

By Rebecca Howard Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Government statistician Liz MacPherson has resigned after the release of an independent review of New Zealand’s 2018 census. “As leader of this organisation, I take full responsibility for the shortfalls identified in the report,” MacPherson said in a statement. She will remain in the role until the end of the year. Low participation rates last year have delayed the results from census, and forced the agency to plug gaps in the data using administrative information from other arms of governmen...

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