MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
JULIE COLLINS MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE
MEMBER FOR FRANKLIN
FLETCHER AND AUS POST THROW TASMANIAN FOOD GROWERS UNDER A BUS
The Morrison Government and Australia Post have ended the delivery of perishable goods without adequate consultation, abandoning our world-class producers and growers.
Australian producers deserve certainty, not cheap shot cuts to services, without adequate consultation, that undermine jobs in the regions.
It is particularly disappointing this occurred after so much disruption to supply chains because of COVID-19 restrictions and the pain exporters, including small and independent growers, have already suffered from trade tariffs.
The Morrison Government must immediately work with Australia Post and producers to find a long-term solution so products can make it to market.
It cannot allow an out of touch Communications Minister, without the faintest understanding of why people in the regions rely on Australia Post, to keep cutting services at will.
TUESDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 2021