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The Aussie town Australia Post won't deliver to



Australia Post has suspended deliveries to hundreds of homes and businesses in Alice Springs amid the rise in crime.

2GB's Ben Fordham said Australia Post suspended its delivery services after one of its posties was allegedly attacked in the area.

Australia Post told the radio station the extreme of suspending deliveries comes when there is harm to staff.

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"Australia Post provides advice to its delivery personnel on how to minimise the risk of an incident," the company said.

"Where necessary this can include suspending delivery of mail where there is a risk of harm to personnel from an incident.

"Current delivery of mail, letters and parcels are suspended pending further discussions with local police, local MPs, and local authorities."

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In a letter to residents, the organisation said due to a number of incidents deliveries have been deferred indefinitely.

"Australia Post delivery personnel have a reasonable expectation to work and operate in a safe environment," the letter read.

"All letter and parcel delivery to your address will be carted to the Alice Springs Post Office for you to collect until further notice."

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Letter from Australia Post to Alice Springs residents notifying of mail suspension.

It comes as Alice Springs is facing a crime crisis with the federal government facing calls for greater interventions.

The government reintroduced alcohol bans for Alice Springs communities to try and curb the crime rate.

The latest NT Police statistics reveal assaults went up 51 per cent between 2021 and 2022.

Domestic violence-related assaults spiked even higher, up 65 per cent. Alcohol-related assaults were up 68 per cent.

Property damage was up 55 per cent, and commercial break-ins were up 47 per cent.

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