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The head of Australia Post is crying out for his organisation to be given more government services – including Medicare – in order to survive.

Ahmed Fahour told a Senate estimates hearing on Tuesday he hadn’t had recent discussions with the government about the idea, but previously pushed for extra responsibilities.

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“If we don’t get these services these post offices are in a heck of a lot of trouble so this is about survivability for us,” he said on Tuesday.

Mr Fahour said the government was not throwing services its way.

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“We’re pushing through the door and I would love that door to open up a little bit more,” he said.

But claims Australia Post would be worth more if it had government contracts was a “red herring”.

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Mr Fahour warned letter volumes continued to decline, citing a 20 per cent drop in Christmas cards in 2015.

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The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

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