By-election results 1984-2000

Andrew Owens made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Electoral Commission

The request was successful.

From: Andrew Owens

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Dear Australian Electoral Commission,

I am writing to request under the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act, documents comprising the booth level voting statistics for the following federal by-elections which are not covered by any currently available publication of the AEC:

* Groom, 9 April 1988
* Oxley, 8 October 1988
* Gwydir, 15 April 1989
* Wills, 11 April 1992
* Werriwa, 29 January 1994
* Mackellar, 26 March 1994
* Warringah, 26 March 1994
* Canberra, 25 March 1995
* Fraser, 1 February 1997
* Isaacs, 12 August 2000
* Cunningham, 19 October 2002

The level of data requested is a similar level to that provided for general elections by the V3_4 files on the AEC 1993-1998 CD-ROM, or the "Election Statistics" 1984-1993 statistics books.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Owens

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Dear Mr Owens

I refer to your email of 28 January 2014 5:40 PM relating to by-election
results between 1988 and 2002 under the [1]Freedom of Information Act
1982. I have taken your request to be for:

1.     documents comprising the booth level voting statistics for the
following federal by-elections which are not covered by any currently
available publication of the AEC:

·         Groom, 9 April 1988

·         Oxley, 8 October 1988

·         Gwydir, 15 April 1989

·         Wills, 11 April 1992

·         Werriwa, 29 January 1994

·         Mackellar, 26 March 1994

·         Warringah, 26 March 1994

·         Canberra, 25 March 1995

·         Fraser, 1 February 1997

·         Isaacs, 12 August 2000

·         Cunningham, 19 October 2002; and

2.     a level of data requested is a similar level to that provided for
general elections by the V3_4 files on the AEC 1993-1998 CD-ROM, or the
"Election Statistics" 1984-1993 statistics books

We received your request on 28 January 2014 and the 30 day statutory
period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date.
You should therefore expect a decision from us by 28 February 2014. The
period of 30 days may be extended if we need to impose a charge or for
other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon as
possible, before we process any requested documents or impose a final
charge.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
[2]http://www.aec.gov.au/About_AEC/foi/foi...., subject to certain
exceptions. (For example, personal information will not be published where
this would be unreasonable.)

We will contact you using the email address that you provided. Please
advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact. If
you have any questions, please contact me using the contact information in
my signature block below.

Yours sincerely

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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From: Andrew Owens

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Dear Mr Jones,

Thanks very much for your response acknowledging my request on 29 January.

I am happy to be contacted on the email address provided for matters related to the request.

A minor clarification - there are two points identified, but the second is simply a scope statement for the first.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Owens

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From: Andrew Owens

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Dear Owen,

I refer to my request for information about the booth-level results of various by-elections.

By law, the AEC should have responded promptly and by 28 February 2014, as noted in your letter to me. To date, beyond the initial clarification response on 28 January 2014, I have not received any correspondence from the AEC on this matter.

Could this be followed up as soon as possible?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Owens

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Dear Mr Andrews

I refer to your emails of 28 January 2014 5:40 PM and 28 February 2014
10:58 PM complaining about your FOI Request.

I enclose a scanned version of a letter to you from Paul Pirani, Chief
Legal Officer, notifying you of his decision about your FOI Request.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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Owen Jones would like to recall the message, "FOI Request No. LS4932 for statistics relating to certain by-elections [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]".

DISCLAIMER:
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Dear Mr Owens

I refer to your emails of 28 January 2014 5:40 PM and 28 February 2014
10:58 PM about your FOI Request.

I enclose a scanned version of a letter to you from Paul Pirani, Chief
Legal Officer, notifying you of his decision about your FOI Request.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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From: Andrew Owens

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Dear Owen Jones,

Thank you very much for forwarding the correspondence from Paul Pirani to me.

I am happy to accept his offer in Paragraph 28 regarding documents 3 and 4, as the only part of the documents of interest to me are the results.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Owens

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Dear Mr Owens

I refer to your email of 5 March 2014 7:29 PM about this matter.

Due to size limitation, I will provide the documents to you in two
tranches.

I enclose the first tranche of the released documents in the attached
Winzip file Released Documents #1.zip.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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Dear Mr Owens

I have encountered difficulty in transmitting the second tranche of
documents (size 7 mb). I have unpacked some of the files which will come
as a third tranche.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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From: Owen Jones
Sent: Thursday, 6 March 2014 8:19 AM
To: 'Andrew Owens'
Cc: Legal Services - NO
Subject: FOI Request No. LS4932 for statistics relating to certain
by-elections [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Owens

Further to my email to you of 6 March 2014 7:28 AM, I now forward the
second tranche of released documents in the attached Winzip file Released
Documents #2.zip.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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should be consulted prior to any decision to disclose the existence or
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From: Owen Jones
Sent: Thursday, 6 March 2014 7:28 AM
To: Andrew Owens
Cc: Legal Services - NO
Subject: FOI Request No. LS4932 for statistics relating to certain
by-elections [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Owens

I refer to your email of 5 March 2014 7:29 PM about this matter.

Due to size limitation, I will provide the documents to you in two
tranches.

I enclose the first tranche of the released documents in the attached
Winzip file Released Documents #1.zip.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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privilege. Care should be taken to avoid unintended waiver of that
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Dear Mr Owens

I refer to my email of 6 March 2014 9:02 AM and enclose the third tranche
of documents in the attached Winzip file Released Documents #3.zip.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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From: Owen Jones
Sent: Thursday, 6 March 2014 9:02 AM
To: '[FOI #510 email]'
Cc: Legal Services - NO
Subject: FOI Request No. LS4932 for statistics relating to certain
by-elections [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Owens

I have encountered difficulty in transmitting the second tranche of
documents (size 7 mb). I have unpacked some of the files which will come
as a third tranche.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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Commission

This email may contain legal advice that is subject to legal professional
privilege. Care should be taken to avoid unintended waiver of that
privilege. The Australian Electoral Commission’s Chief Legal Officer
should be consulted prior to any decision to disclose the existence or
content of any advice contained in this email to a third party.

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From: Owen Jones
Sent: Thursday, 6 March 2014 8:19 AM
To: 'Andrew Owens'
Cc: Legal Services - NO
Subject: FOI Request No. LS4932 for statistics relating to certain
by-elections [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Owens

Further to my email to you of 6 March 2014 7:28 AM, I now forward the
second tranche of released documents in the attached Winzip file Released
Documents #2.zip.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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Commission

This email may contain legal advice that is subject to legal professional
privilege. Care should be taken to avoid unintended waiver of that
privilege. The Australian Electoral Commission’s Chief Legal Officer
should be consulted prior to any decision to disclose the existence or
content of any advice contained in this email to a third party.

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From: Owen Jones
Sent: Thursday, 6 March 2014 7:28 AM
To: Andrew Owens
Cc: Legal Services - NO
Subject: FOI Request No. LS4932 for statistics relating to certain
by-elections [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Owens

I refer to your email of 5 March 2014 7:29 PM about this matter.

Due to size limitation, I will provide the documents to you in two
tranches.

I enclose the first tranche of the released documents in the attached
Winzip file Released Documents #1.zip.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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From: Andrew Owens

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Dear Mr Jones,

Thank you very much for providing me with the information as requested - I am genuinely grateful for it and it will help with my research on voting trends and behaviour. Please also pass my thanks to Paul Pirani and any other AEC staff who worked on this request.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Owens

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