It’s time to fix postal services for the long run
Article from The Canberra Times on February 25 2015
This is an article written by Jack Archer for The Canberra Times. Jack states, “Most letters are now sent by businesses and government, with a large number sent due to legislative or regulatory requirements. The already costly exercise is about to get more costly, and there are potentially large savings for the economy if requirements can be changed to allow for electronic delivery”.
The article notes that Double 11, China’s most celebrated annual shopping day has sold more than $11 billion on products from 168 countries, identifying that parcel services are essential to the burgeoning online shopping trade. It also highlights three core issues for an inquiry to consider in finding a longer-term solution.
Small rural and remote communities in regional Australia are highlighted, as they would feel a significant impact from changes to Australia Post as most post offices are at the heart of local business districts. The articles states one of our national assets is the 4400 strong retail network of Australia Post, and we therefore need to be open to the repurpose this into the digital age.
To read the full article, go to http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/its-time-to-fix-postal-services-for-the-long-run-20150225-13o95y.html