Census 2021: ACT population undercount could cost territory 'hundreds of millions of dollars'

Gerard Cockburn
Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Gerard Cockburn, and Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated June 28 2022 - 11:33am, first published 8:30am
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says the territory could have been short-changed hundreds of millions of dollars because of an undercount of its population. Picture: Keegan Carroll

A 20,000-person undercount of the ACT's population could mean the territory has been short-changed hundreds of millions of dollars in federal payments, Chief Minister Andrew Barr said.

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Gerard Cockburn

Gerard Cockburn

Economics Reporter

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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