Australia Post is an important Government service.
Australia Post outlets already provide a number of important Government services and can do even more.
Labor supports expanding the number of Government services provided at Post Office’s where practical and in the public interest.
That does not include the sort of case management work that is done by experts at Centrelink and the Department of Human Services.
Labor does not support the proposal flagged in Tony Abbott’s Commission of Audit that all Department of Human Services functions, other than strategic policy development, be integrated into Australia Post.
The Commission also recommends the privatisation of Australia Post without any explanation or justification.
This should be a concern for all Australians.
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