$100 fine over census

Jozsef Pelican, of Regent St, Waverley, had refused to fill out a 2001 census form.

Launceston Magistrates Court was told Mr Pelican further refused despite being warned and subsequent visits by Australian Bureau of Statistics personnel.

Magistrate Peter Wilson said the refusal amounted to "wilful defiance."

Pelican was fined $100 and given 28 days to pay.