Bureau of Statistics visits Normanton to help with postal survey

Normanton gets a visit from the Australian Bureau of Statistics this weekend to ensure everyone eligible has their Australian Marriage Postal Survey forms. Photo: file
Normanton gets a visit from the Australian Bureau of Statistics this weekend to ensure everyone eligible has their Australian Marriage Postal Survey forms. Photo: file

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is visiting Normanton this weekend to make sure eligible Australians can have their say in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

On October 14 and 15 at the Normanton Shire Hall Meeting Room on the Corner of Brown and Landsborough Streets between 8.30am and 4.30pm (closed 12 to 12.30pm).

ABS Deputy Statistician and Taskforce Lead, Jonathan Palmer, said the pick-up site will be staffed with authorised ABS officers to help people unable to receive a survey form by post.

Eligible Australians who have not received a survey form or who need a replacement can collect a new survey form after verifying their identity.

“Providing this service will help all eligible Australians have their say in the voluntary postal survey regardless of where they live.

“Completed survey forms can be posted using the Reply Paid envelope via the nearest post office or red post box, or submitted to an ABS authorised officer at a registered pick-up location,” he said.

All Australians are reminded that 20 October is the final day for requesting or picking up replacement survey forms, or for requesting a Secure Access Code to access telephone and online response options.

The full list of regional visits is available on the ABS website: www.marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au.