Is a ‘To the Householder’ letter a legal notice?

MANY Australians over the years have received a letter addressed ‘To the Householder’ and have thrown it in the ’round file’ or ‘lost’ it in their paperwork.
This type of letter is usually considered as advertising material, where it is promptly discarded, irrespective of who the sender is.
Letters of this calibre come from Australia Post/Yellow Pages/etc, wanting you to conduct business with them.
In this case, the letter is from the federal government, where they want you to conduct ‘business’ with regards to a medical procedure that is part of a worldwide trial.
Are you even obliged to open this letter?
– No.
Did you ‘formally’ get notified to take onboard a medical procedure as described within the documentation enclosed within the envelope?
– No.
Can any person legally prove that you received this letter?
– No.
In order for a ‘formal’ notification to occur it MUST be addressed to the full legal name of the person it is directed towards, where it’s delivery can be verified that the person received such a notice.
A ‘generic’ letter in a blanket mail run is not a form of ‘official’ notification to any person.
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