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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Page: 8626

Australia Post: Clyde International Mail Centre

(Question No. 953)

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

(1) What is the average duration (in days) for undertaking the screening process of mail items at the Clyde International Mail Centre from their arrival at the centre to their departure.

(2) How does this figure compare with that for the calendar years (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010, and (e) 2011.

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

(1) Mail is screened at the Sydney Gateway Facility and released to Australia Post on the same day if the aircraft lands prior to 11am and on the following day if the aircraft lands after 11am. Once released to Australia Post, mail is subject to normal delivery standards.

(2) These standards have been in place since 2003.