Australia Post is resuming deliveries at Alice Springs in Sadadeen after the postman was threatened with a knife
Australia Post has suddenly resumed services in a suburb in crime-ridden Alice Springs after a veteran postal worker was violently assaulted.
Residents of Sadadeen, in the east of the city in the Northern Territory, received a letter last week telling them they were indefinitely losing their home delivery service.
It was estimated that at least 200 households would be affected by the service disruption.
The incidents involving the postwoman, who has worked for Australia Post for 38 years, happened over several months and saw her being threatened with a knife once and stones thrown at her on another trip.
A veteran postman in Alice Springs was threatened with a knife and thrown stones at his bike (stock image shown)
Australia Post resumed delivery services to Sadadeen on Monday following a series of attacks with a veteran postman (stock image shown).
An Australia Post spokesman told the Daily Mail Australia that postal services to the affected areas would resume on Monday.
“After close consultation with local police and relevant authorities, Australia Post is pleased to report that deliveries to Sadadeen have resumed as usual,” the spokesman said.
“We thank our customers for their understanding and appreciate the support of the community and local authorities to ensure the safety of our team members.”
The spokesman said the organization could not comment on “the details of previous incidents” but that there had been “serious security risks to our postal worker including stones and knives”.
“Of course, we couldn’t compromise their safety, so we temporarily halted shipments to that area,” they said.
Josh Burgoyne, National Liberal Member for Braitling, said: “More needs to be done to ensure workers can be protected.”
Alice Springs has faced a high rate of burglaries and assaults and the community has urged authorities to find a solution (stock image of Alice Springs pictured).
Country Liberal member for Braitling Josh Burgoyne said the postal worker went on a stress holiday last year.
After making the bold decision to get back to work in early 2023, she was threatened with a knife soon after while delivering the mail.
Mr Burgoyne said the postman also had stones thrown at his bike.
“When you’ve been in the job for 38 years, you don’t expect that,” he told ABC News.
He also stressed that “more needs to be done to ensure workers can be protected”.
Northern Territory Police are investigating the claims.
The news follows several months of intense media scrutiny in the Northern Territory over the rise in violent crime in Alice Springs.
The community faced a high number of burglaries and assaults and called on the authorities to find a solution, especially in view of the high juvenile delinquency.
Alcohol restrictions were reinstated in Alice Springs last month and crime rates are beginning to fall again.
Northern Territory Police have been asked for comment.
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