Opinion: Australia Post stamped with woeful inadequacies

Tales of woeful inefficiency continue to hound Australia Post.
Tales of woeful inefficiency continue to hound Australia Post.

I WOULD be among the many who can readily empathise with recent correspondents complaining of the woeful inadequacies and shortcomings of Australia Post.

A standard-sized letter posted by me in Shenton Park on March 5 to an address in North Fremantle has not been delivered and after recent inquiries no trace of it can be found at the ‘dead’ letter facility.

This item – and one wonders about other items from the same post box – appears to have just disappeared into the ether.

The outrageously remunerated chief executive of Australia Post now presides over post offices which seem more intent on competing with neighbouring small businesses selling stationery, gifts and books rather than giving precedence to postal customers and concentrating on the original raison d’etre of a postal service which once boasted ‘If it’s posted by 6pm in the metro area it will be delivered within the metro area next day’.

RODNEY WELLS,

Shenton Park.