Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate has told a Senate hearing the Cartier watches she bought for senior executives as a bonus were actually posted in May and should arrive soon.
Under examination from the Senates Estimate Committee, Ms Holgate said she was initially told the watches had been left in a safe place, but had since been made aware that they were returned to a local Post Office in inner Melbourne and then subsequently sent to a depot in Queensland.
“We find the most efficient way to get a parcel from the Melbourne CBD to Carlton North is via Brisbane,” she said.
Ms Holgate said the executives would have received a card saying their gifts had been returned to the nearest Post Office. “They would have then had forty-three minutes to pick them up, before they were returned to the depot. The good news is, I’m told they will be re-delivered and will be arriving at some point between 25th October and 28th December”.
By Sarah Yates