There has been quite an outpouring of support since the Mercury first published the story of postman Simon McGovern who was facing disciplinary action from his bosses at Australia Post.
It was all because the friendly postie, nicknamed ‘‘Simon the Likeable’’, earned the ire of his bosses for being too friendly and taking too long on his daily run.
Simon, it seems, went above and beyond the call of duty by hand-delivering things like condolence cards and stopping for a chat with some of his customers.
Instead it landed him in hot water and sparked a big campaign from the people around Austinmer and Coledale in Wollongong’s northern suburbs who didn’t take too kindly to the threat that they might lose their beloved postie.
The Mercury was inundated with calls, letters, SMS messages and heavy traffic on our website from readers demanding to know if it was bureaucracy gone mad.
Now it seems all has been forgiven and Simon will be allowed to keep his run.
That’s what you call a victory for people power.
And another thing …
The perennial argument about funding for schools is again on the boil as the federal government prepares its response to the Gonski report.
Regardless of what the government says or does, it is vital our elected representatives understand that all Australian children are equal and all deserve an equal opportunity when it comes to education.
That hasn’t always been the case and the Gonski review is an opportunity to get the system right.
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