The National Commission of Audit report was released in Canberra today and like any special interest group I expect newsagents to be asking what’s in this for us, how will we be affected.
It’s the call for flu privatisation of Australia Post that plays closest to our backyard. While I am all for a privatised Australia Post, especially their retail network, the impact would depend on how it’s done. On the retail network, for example, I’d give first right to local newsagents to acquire. But I doubt that will happen.
The Audit Report itself is what you’d expect from economic conservatives. The commission was put together in a highly charged political climate and backed by shrill about a budget crisis that is more fiction than fact in my view.