Senate debates

Tuesday, 16 June 2020


Environment and Communications References Committee, Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Reference

4:10 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Kitching, I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and interim report by Tuesday, 11 August 2020 with the final report due by the first sitting Tuesday of March 2021:

the future of Australia Post's service delivery, with particular reference to:

(a) the Australian Postal Corporation (Performance Standards) Amendment Regulations 2020 and their impact on services, the Australia Post workforce and affected businesses;

(b) the impact of COVID-19 on the financial position of Australia Post and its future;

(c) a sustainable plan for Australia Post to provide:

  (i) services that meet community needs and expectations,

  (ii) job security for its workforce, and

  (iii) support for regional and metropolitan licensed post offices;

(d) international and domestic trends with parcels, letters and pricing; and

(e) any related matters.


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