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The treatment of Christine Holgate while CEO of Australia Post is nothing short of scandalous. Not only is it a prime example of powerful males bullying a woman who, by leadership, has put Australia Post in a good financial position thereby saving the jobs of thousands of employees; it has brought to light a hidden agenda to hive off profitable sections of Australian Post (ie parcel delivery).

On the evidence presented by Ms Holgate to the Senate inquiry it would seem she has been demonised for doing too good a job.

A secret ienquiry commissioned by Minister Paul Fletcher (Liberal) has come to light where consultants – at a cost of $1 million – tried to pressure her into making cuts that would have threatened the viability of the whole business. The report has never been made public.

Instead she brought in new business to the value of $200 million per year. She rewarded the four executives [who secured the deals] with a watch each, total value of the four: $20,000. Under her contract she could have awarded them $150,000 each. This story has a long way to run, but if we want to retain Australia Post under public control we need to be ever vigilant.

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  1. Dead right Frank, ‘our” rubber mouthed Prime Minister thought he could do some marketing politics for himself, but severely underestimated the resolve of this highly respected business woman, underestimating women seems to be a recurring problem for “Scotty”, maybe he should have sought advice from Jenny.

  2. Aussie Post – Rape – & a life taken… smudged by NSW police… have got to be dealt with.
    The ‘lucky country!’ No. It’s a crying shame.


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