MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
GIFTS OF CARTIER WATCHES FOR AUSTRALIA POST EXECUTIVES
Revelations today in Senate Estimates that the Australia Post Board and its CEO gifted four Cartier watches to highly paid executives are unacceptable.
Australia Post is a cherished national institution and it must set a high standard.
Today’s evidence that $12,000 was used on luxury watches does not meet that test.
The Australia Post Board is dysfunctional swamp of former Liberal politicians, party hacks, and mates of Scott Morrison.
This Board is incapable of executive oversight and must be cleaned up.
The embattled Minister, Paul Fletcher, needs to stop being taken for a fool by executives of Australia Post and NBNCo.
If he cannot get the waste in his portfolio under control, the Prime Minister must step in.
The focus of Australia Post must return squarely to what matters: community services, consumers, its workforce and enabling the broader digital economy.
THURSDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2020