Australia Post has responded to community action by agreeing to continue limited postal services in the Glebe and Woollahra village centres.
Late last year Australia Post announced that post offices in Queen Street Woollahra and Glebe Point Road Glebe would close, with no consultation and little notice.
I strongly oppose Australia Post's decision to close these Post Offices, and share community concern at the loss of these important local facilities and meeting places. Removal of these services will result in significant loss for local residents, especially those who are elderly or have limited mobility and those without transport.
While providing limited services is preferable to withdrawing of all services, residents will not have the complete range of services that have been provided in the past such as local banking, bill payments and parcel services.
Australia Post continues to cite falling customer numbers and sustained losses for their decision, putting profitability before community needs and customer service.
Unfortunately, the Federal Government's corporatisation of Australia Post and abandonment of historic purpose built post office buildings for shopping centre shop fronts have been going on for years without any action by successive Ministers to rein it in.
I will continue to try to get the Federal Government to reverse Australia Post's decision and ensure that full postal services are available in Glebe and Woollahra. Concerned residents should continue to contact the Federal Minister and the CEO of Australia Post seeking that full postal services are provided.
- Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy: Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 or email@example.com
- David Mortimer, Chair, Australia Post, GPO Box 9911, Melbourne Victoria 3001
- Ahmed Fahour, CEO, Australia Post, GPO Box 9911, Melbourne Victoria 3001
- Comment direct to Australia Post: http://contactus.auspost.com.au/app/ask/session/L3...