Northern Tasmania Development President, Albert van Zetten, said that it appears Australia Post has grossly underestimated the importance of next-day mail services to the community, particularly for businesses.
Albert van Zetten said “Many businesses in this region depend on effective overnight mail services.”
“Any moves by Australia Post to reduce service levels will negatively impact a range of enterprises including professional services and food producers.”
“It is vital that this region has equal access to the national Express Post next-day network. We deserve a reasonable standard of postal service. That service should include a next-day option.”
Since news of service reductions became public, few details have been released by Australia Post to explain or justify the changes.
“This situation has created uncertainty amongst the business community. Australia Post needs to provide information about the proposed service reductions as well as the reasons for the changes.”
“It is positive to hear that Geoff Lyons MHA is having discussions with Australia Post to explore alternative arrangements including earlier deadlines that might maintain next-day delivery. However, the business community needs clarity about any proposed alternatives as well as an opportunity to comment.”
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