Part of the scene these days Barry I'm afraid. A standard letter for delivery in VK now costs AUD1 and the likely delivery period is quoted as two days or maybe three after the day it was posted.
The postal service here has been losing money for years and they probably rightly blame the electronic media. On-line purchasing has seen the parcel business boom and it subsidizes the letters.
There has been some grumbling over the salary of the head of the Post - about 5 times what we pay the PM. Paying big salaries is supposed to ensure we get the best managers. And by inference the best and cheapest service.
Can't see any evidence supporting that one.
Why are international postal rates inconsistent?
Pick one, two or three.
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