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Knee-jerk reaction by News Corp. Sunshine Coast publisher

Mark Fletcher
January 29th, 2020 · 5 Comments

As a result of single incident, decades-long newspaper delivery practices in there Sunshine Coast region have been uprooted with delivery drivers being told they cannot enter premises and drop bundles. At a few hours notice newsagents were told to organise locked boxes on the street or to be present for the 2asm (or thereabouts) delivery from tomorrow morning.



Category: Newspaper distribution

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Graeme Day // Jan 29, 2020 at 8:41 PM

    Not sure of the result rather than an infomation item of what you want with your concern. Is it a News Corp bash or a problem that needs to be addressed?
    The problem of immediancy seems to to be unreasonable and this needs to addressed and surely if it is logistic as it appears to be the argument for commercial reality will prevail.
    The agent will tell them “it can’t be done” then they will work it out,


  • 2 Mark Fletcher // Jan 29, 2020 at 8:44 PM

    I put the post in response to a conversation with a fellow newsagent. Before I put it up, I checked with someone I trust within News, to see if it is new national strategy. It is not.

    The post is about the facts. if the facts make it s bash, it’s a bash.


  • 3 Graeme Day // Jan 29, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    Mark I am not questionaly your integrity it is what it is
    i rest my case that the individual has to sort this out
    forgive me there seems be a theme of anti news ltd in your posts i am trying to present an objective resonse that as the reality is it is what it is.
    What has been presented is a very important situation without a solution.


  • 4 Mark Fletcher // Jan 29, 2020 at 10:54 PM

    Didn’t say or think fort a second you were questioning my integrity. This change re newspaper deliveries is, as I understand it, a region wide issue and done without consultation. The directive, as relayed to me, is unfair and ridiculous. End of.


  • 5 Graeme Day // Jan 30, 2020 at 6:44 AM

    Thanks for the explanation wasn’t quite sure of the post.


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