The Minister has requested for an operational review of Australia Post to be undertaken, following operational briefings from Government Business Enterprises, such as Australia Post, to the incoming Albanese Labor Government.

That review has commenced through the establishment of joint working parties. The make-up of those working parties includes, at the request of the Minister, representatives of your Union.

Importantly, the Minister has directed for this review to occur completely internal, free from interference from external consultants and the Federal the Department of Communications.

So far, the review process is in early days with working parties just established. However, in typical Australia Post fashion, they’ve come prepared with their wish-list.

A number of early proposed models have been put on the table for consideration of the working parties. Some, but not all, of which are eerily similar to the debacle which was the Alternate Day Delivery Model.

For absolute clarity: this Union has already rejected these proposals, outright.

It has been made crystal clear to Australia Post, that this Union will oppose any attempt to introduce any delivery model that looks, sounds or even smells like the ADM.

Furthermore, any Government would have to have rocks in their head to go down the path the Morrison Government chose to, with introducing Regulations that would enable a return to the ADM.

However, regardless of political affiliations, we will oppose any Government that attempts to do so. That opposition will be strong, loud and firm.

The ADM was an absolutely shambolic debacle from the day it commenced. It severely impacted the health and wellbeing of our members, and tore apart an essential service that our communities rely on, and deserve.

After this process has run it’s course, whichever model Australia Post decides to refer to Government for consideration, it must be based on the following, non-negotiable principles, to have our support: one postie, completing one round, five days per week.


We will keep members updated as this matter progresses.

Should you require any further information, please contact Branch Assistant Secretary Peter Chaloner or Branch Officials Cade Anderson, Phil Kessey, TK Ly, Liam Murphy, Peter O’Connell, Giselle Saba, Dharmpal Singh or Dennis Williams on (02) 9893 7822.

Photo: Managers resorted to hiding undelivered Express Post under desks to cover up the failures of the ADM

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