Keep AusPost public

Crikey readers have their say about Australia Post and the DLP.

Abbott v the ABC

The Age columnist Jonathan Holmes writes: Re. “The long history of DLP paranoia, treachery and anti-Catholic scaremongering” (Friday). In his piece about the DLP Jeff Sparrow is kind enough to cite my opinion piece in The Age.  However, he mis-cites George Brandis’ recent lecture to the law school of Notre Dame University.  “Brandis blamed Fairfax and the ALP for a concerted attack on Catholicism,” wrote Sparrow.  No he didn’t.  He blamed Fairfax media and “the national broadcaster” — the ABC.  This is more worrying.  The ALP is used to being blamed for everything by the Abbott government, but unlike the ABC, it doesn’t depend directly on government decisions for its funding.

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2 thoughts on “Keep AusPost public

  1. CML

    Good on you, Geoffrey and Niall!
    Add me to the list of those who don’t understand why AP is a business, and should make a profit.
    Its no.1 priority should be to give good service to the public. After all, the taxpayer set it up and continues to support it.
    I agree with the overseas parcel rates being too costly. All my husband’s family (a large one!) live in Scotland, and it is now virtually impossible to send parcels/gifts to them, from a pensioner’s perspective.

  2. Gavin Moodie

    Ha! Australians worry about overseas parcel rates. To send a letter to arrive in Australia in less than 8 weeks Canada Post charges $68 + 13% tax!

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