I get bemused reading about the so-called crisis in the letter delivery service of Australia Post.
So putting those basic letter into the letter boxes of people every day results in a loss. A sensible approach would be to say we can either put the price up so it is profitable or reduce the frequency of deliveries so the service is profitable.
Which to choose? Business might favour slower deliveries to keep down the costs of sending out bills but the voters, I guess, like their letters getting delivered promptly.
To me it is a perfect example of a problem that we elect politicians to solve.
But then, I’m an old man who remembers when Australia Post was just half of the responsibilities of a Post Master General who did not have the help of multi-million dollar a year heads of posts and telecommunications.