MEDIA RELEASE - AUSTRALIA POST CHANGES TO HIT DUNKLEY RESIDENTS HARD - 23 JUNE 2020

23 June 2020

PETA MURPHY MP
MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY

 

AUSTRALIA POST CHANGES TO HIT DUNKLEY RESIDENTS HARD

The Morrison Government’s recent changes to Australia Post’s delivery standards will scale back delivery services, place one in four postie jobs at risk and significantly impact postal services in Dunkley.

Under the cover of COVID-19, the Morrison Government announced significant changes including:

  • scaling back letter-delivery frequency from five to at least two days a week
  • increasing delivery times from three to five business days (effectively seven days with weekends)
  • placing one in four postie jobs at risk; and
  • removing the priority letter delivery service

At the same time the Morrison Government is making these changes, Australia Post has experienced a significant increase in parcel demand and profits. The boom in parcel deliveries should present an opportunity to preserve and create jobs – not cut them.

This government has the wrong priority, instead of cutting jobs and scaling back delivery services during periods of economic hardship they should be using this growth to support local jobs.

During COVID-19 it is more important than ever to stay connected with people. This means having a postal service that Australians can rely on.

My Labor colleagues and I are using Parliament in an attempt to disallow these changes. So far, the government has shut down debate each time.

 

DATE: 23 JUNE 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: DYLAN STEED 0400 615 862

Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.