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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Australia Post: Kingford Smith Airport Staffing

(Question No. 958)

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

Is it the current policy of Australia Post to rotate staff involved in the transfer of international mail from Kingsford Smith Airport to the Clyde International Mail Centre; if so, (i) how often are staff rotated, and (ii) what is the longest period that a single Australia Post employee has been continually employed on mail/freight/cargo screening duties.

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

(i) Yes, there are 330 Postal Transport Officer (PTO) positions at Sydney Transport Facility who work to a 24-hour rotating roster. It takes approximately 2.5 years to go through the roster once and the PTO's duties may include the transfer of mail from the airport to the mail centre.

(ii) 53 years.