“Minister we’re counting down the sleeps until Christmas but Australia Post is obviously in disarray.
“Indeed constituents regularly report bills arriving after due dates, medical reminders turning up after appointments, and Centrelink letters not being delivered until after deadlines for responding.
“These foul-ups are especially problematic for people with a disability, older Australians and people on low incomes. They simply can’t afford to pay for express post, or to have Centrelink cut due to delays or be hit with unexpected credit card charges.
“So Minister, what are you doing about this? And with Christmas only six weeks away, do you guarantee that our gifts will arrive on time?”