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An error message on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing website in August 2016. The Census website sustained four "malicious" targeted attacks by foreign hackers before being shut down. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett)

Time is money: SA man loses bid to bill govt for filling out Census

A busy Adelaide small businessman has lost an unlikely battle in the Supreme Court after he refused to fill in the Census unless the Australian Bureau of Statistics paid him $50 to cover his time.