A former security manager at Australia Post has publicly raised concerns about an increase in mail theft and identity fraud as a result of recent arbitrary job cuts in Post. The ex Australia Post security expert said cuts to corporate security from 22 employees to 4 employees exposed the public’s mail to greater risk. He said the cuts came at a time when more resources were needed to cope with the amount of crime.
A recent case of an offender with a full car of mail stolen from 200 people in Sydney was the tip of the ice-berg he said. Posties do a sensational job pushing mail right into letter-boxes but offenders were stealing mail especially in the north shore of Sydney. And the police rely on corporate security in Post to catch offenders.
‘The deliberate strategy to cut down the level of staff in the knowledge that it would compromise the security of the mail was taking the business over the community’, he said. (Source: 2GB radio interview.)