Senate debates

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Australia Post

7:19 pm

Photo of Ian MacdonaldIan Macdonald (Queensland, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern and Remote Australia) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate take note of the document.

This report is about equal opportunity employment within Australia Post. Generally speaking, Australia Post does a reasonably good job in that area. I simply alert Australia Post to the importance of being fair to the people it employs. At the same time, I urge Australia Post to be fair to the neighbours of its Rockhampton Mail Centre operation. What is happening is very unfair. It is not something for which Australia Post is directly to blame. I am sure it would like to resolve the situation, as I would. It is a terribly difficult situation for people who have lived in that area long before the Rockhampton Mail Centre started its current operations.

Question agreed to.