A person who for any reason has not received either a schedule relating to a census of population and dwellings, or a means to access an electronic schedule, must obtain either a schedule, or a means to access an electronic schedule, in accordance with the details published by the Statistician of how to obtain a schedule.
A person who obtains a schedule, or a means to access an electronic schedule under subsection (1), must—
retain the completed schedule until it is collected by a census collector; or
return the completed schedule in accordance with any instructions received from the Statistician when the schedule, or the means to access the electronic schedule, was obtained.
The fact that neither a schedule, nor a means to access an electronic schedule, was delivered to a person is not a defence to a prosecution under this Act for failure to fill in a schedule.
Section 25: replaced, on 7 July 2010, by section 7 of the Statistics Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 86).