Decision-making process regarding same sex marriage survey letter-sending order

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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Being that it is impractical to send 15.9M letters (one to each eligible voter) at the same time, and given reports of people in metropolitan area receiving letters at different times, I assume there must have been some ordering strategy to define batches of letters to be sent.

I would like information on what ordering strategy was chosen, for example, by area, surname, randomly, etc.

I would also like information on the decision-making process that was used to choose that strategy.

Yours faithfully,

David Crafti

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Dear Mr Crafti,

I refer to your application in which you seek access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982(ABS reference FOI 201718/19) regarding
the posting of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey forms
specifically:

o Information on what ordering strategy was chosen, for example, by
area, surname, randomly, etc; and
o Information on the decision-making process that was used to choose
that strategy

Your request was received by the ABS on the 15 September 2017 and the 30
days statutory period for processing your request commenced from that
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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Being that it is impractical to send 15.9M letters (one to each eligible
voter) at the same time, and given reports of people in metropolitan area
receiving letters at different times, I assume there must have been some
ordering strategy to define batches of letters to be sent.

I would like information on what ordering strategy was chosen, for
example, by area, surname, randomly, etc.

I would also like information on the decision-making process that was used
to choose that strategy.

Yours faithfully,

David Crafti

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From: Danielle Gillett
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Dear Mr Crafti

I am emailing to advise that following the search and retrieval of
documents within the scope of your request, the ABS has identified a
number of documents that contain business information relating to third
parties.

As such and in accordance with section 27 of the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (FOI Act), the ABS is notifying you that the time frame for
responding to your request has been extended by an additional 30 days to
allow the ABS to undertake appropriate consultations.

The new due date for response to you is the 14 November 2017, however, it
is likely the ABS will respond well before this date.

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Dear Mr Crafti

In response to your Freedom of Information request received on 15
September 2017, please find attached the formal response from the ABS.

(See attached file: FOI 201718-19 Response.pdf)

Should you have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact
the ABS FOI Contact Officer by telephoning (02) 6252 7203 or emailing
[1][ABS request email]

Kind Regards

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