MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
SENATOR KIMBERLEY KITCHING
DEPUTY MANAGER OF OPPOSITION BUSINESS IN THE SENATE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
SENATOR FOR VICTORIA
THE AUSTRALIA POST BOARD IS IN WITNESS PROTECTION
The Australia Post Board is a swamp of former Liberal politicians and party hacks.
For the past month, and in light of a slew of recent scandals at Australia Post, Labor Senators have sought to have a representative of the Board appear before Senate Estimates this week. The requests have all been declined, despite videoconferencing options and alternative dates being offered.
Lawyers for Australia Post have indicated the Chairman is not available and only wants to take questions in writing. The Deputy Chair is not permitted to appear. The next most senior Director is also not permitted to appear.
This is what a witness protection program looks like.
This dysfunctional Board signed off on a pre-conceived Liberal plan to cut services and 1 in 4 postal worker jobs. They must be held to account.
Australia Post is a 200 year old institution that belongs to the Australian people — not the Liberal Party.
MONDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2020