Jun 12, 2020

ANTHONY ALBANESE, TONY BURKE & MICHELLE ROWLAND – MEDIA RELEASE – GOVERNMENT BACKS IN ITS POSTAL SERVICE CUTS – FRIDAY, 12 JUNE 2020

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER

 

TONY BURKE MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTS
MANAGER OF OPPOSITION BUSINESS
MEMBER FOR WATSON

 

MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GREENWAY

 

GOVERNMENT BACKS IN ITS POSTAL SERVICE CUTS

 

Today in the House of Representatives the Morrison Government stood by its regulations which slash Australia Post services and threaten jobs and wages.

 

Labor Leader Anthony Albanese moved to disallow the regulations which cut the frequency of postie delivery rounds, extend mail delivery times for millions of Australians and put the jobs of up to one in four posties and many others at risk.

 

The Prime Minister was so desperate to stop debate he used his majority to silence Labor on his Australia Post service and job cuts.

 

Many Australians, including isolated, vulnerable and older Australians and those living in regional areas, rely on regular postal services.

 

These regulations rip away services from Australians who need them most.

 

Labor considers the parcels boom an opportunity to preserve and create jobs — not cut them.

 

The Morrison Government has used the coronavirus pandemic as cover for an attack on essential services and frontline workers.

 

FRIDAY, 12 JUNE 2020