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- Posties will soon only deliver letters to most Australians every second day.
- After recording a $200 million loss, Australia Post is shifting priorities to packages, which will still be delivered daily.
- An extra delivery day will be added for letter deliveries to make up for the change.
Postal workers were able to deliver 20 per cent more parcels during a trial of the skipped letter rounds.
“These new processes will mean Australia Post continues to deliver the high-quality letter service many Australians rely on while also growing its booming parcel business,” she said.
“Modernising Australia Post will put it on a surer footing so it can deliver the essential community services Australians need.”
“The fiscal sustainability of Australia Post is vital to the government’s ongoing commitment to provide high-quality postal services to Australians.”
Roadmap is crucial first step in Australia Post modernisation
The service would continue to prioritise and protect vulnerable people, maintaining discount stamp pricing for pensioners and charities, while offering some of the lowest stamp prices in the developed world, he said.
Prices for concession card holders will remain at 60 cents and Christmas stamps will still be able to be picked up for 65 cents.