But seriously, keep in mind this is not a safety critical system: no lives are endangered. People can fill it in tomorrow, or the day after, or get a paper form. But the minister needs to be asked if sufficient resources were given to the ABS and were they allowed to use their preferred method of data collection, which would be surveys, not a census.
At 9:50pm Census night I tried the ABS site at 10pm and still got:
ps: My comments on the 2006 eCensus.