The Abbott government’s Commission of Audit is widely expected to recommend changes to the role of Australia Post, including cuts to existing services and full or part privatisation.
The Hands Off Aussie Post campaign has been launched to help coordinate a community response to such moves.
It’s important that as many of us as possible send a strong message to Canberra opposing any reduction of Post’s services, any winding back of its community obligations and any attempt to hand it over to the private sector.
The CWU has made a submission to the Commission of Audit that sets out a plan to secure Australia Post’s long term viability by capturing the growth in parcel delivery and offering new and innovative services such as banking, insurance and communication services.
This has worked extremely well overseas and countries such as France, Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand. The CWU believe this would enable all existing services to be maintained.