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Wednesday, 10 May 1972
Page: 1506


Senator POYSER - 1 present the following petition:

The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully sheweth:

Thai the Postmaster-General's Department, Central Administration Board's, policy of re-centralising and concentrating certain staffs, under what is termed the Area Management Project, to the great detriment of most of the staffs affected and to :he detriment of the economies of the towns and related rural areas, and to the detriment of the overall morale, efficiency and independence of the Australian Post Office, is against the public interest and should be made the subject of special investigation b> the Senate's Social Environment Committee and by the Senate's Finance and Government Operations Standing Committee.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled will take immediate steps to refer the above matters to the two committees of the Senate referred to, and in the meantime will order that:

1.   There will be no transfers of persons, areas of authority or operations under the Area Management Project; and

2.   No further appointments to positions under Area Managers or above them in the State Administrations or Central Administration of the Australian Post Office until the two committees of the Senate have investigated the matters and reported to the Senate and the Government.

And yow petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Petition received and read.







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