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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Australia Post: Sydney Airport Mail Screening

(Question No. 950)

Mr Morrison asked the Minister representing the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, in writing, on 22 March 2012:

Is it Australia Post policy to transfer all mail items upon arrival in Sydney Airport to the Clyde International Mail Centre for screening by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services or the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, before those mail items are distributed to the postal network; if so, are there any exceptions to this practice, if so under what circumstances are exceptions made.

Mr Albanese: The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

Yes, it is policy for all airmail items received from Sydney Airport to be screened at Clyde Gateway Facility. There are no exceptions to this policy.