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Australia Post To Charge Fuel Surcharge From July 4

If you’re planning a big clearout via eBay, it might make sense to do that before the end of June. On July 4, Australia Post will start incorporating a 1% fuel surcharge into the price of parcels, Express Post packages and all international letters and parcels.

Australia Posts says the surcharge is in response to rising fuel costs. The initial 1% surcharge will be locked in for three months, after which the proposal will be reviewed. Under that change, a single DL Express Post envelope will rise from $4.80 to $5.05. (There’s a full list of price changes on the Australia Post site.)

Postal charge rises are never popular — when Australia Post introduced a $9 surcharge for US parcels last year, there was a major outcry. What are your thoughts on the latest change?

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