Welfare groups up in arms over suggestions Australia Post could charge extra for daily deliveries
Published 22 JANUary 2014, 7:48 AEST
Welfare and Business groups say any move by Australia Post to charge a fee for mail delivery would disadvantage low-income earners and regional areas.
Australia Post’s survey asked if customers prefer haVINg mail delivered three times a week or pay $30 per year for daily delivery. (Credit: Audience Submitted)
"Adding an additional price to that could in fact be really debilitating."
Mr Wommersley said any fee would be an "appalling impost" for People relying on welfare payments, such as Newstart.
"If it did come to fruition… it would certainly ground a lot of commercial progress, not so much to a halt, but it would slow it down," said spokesman Damian Kelly.
"Particularly regional Australia, and regional New South Wales where I'm from, it would have a dramatic impact on a number of Businesses that rely on postage and postage services."