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Australia Post shares classic tweet amid Cartier watch senate estimates scandal

The boss of Australia Post may be having a day to forget but her social media team is ensuring not all postal service employees are tarred with the same brush.

Chief executive Christine Holgate has been stood aside for a month while an independent investigation is launched into $12,000 Australia Post paid for four Cartier watches that were gifted to executives.

The purchases were aired today during a senate estimates hearing in Canberra, where Ms Holgate revealed the watches were given to the executives for their work brokering a deal to provide banking services to postal customers in 2018.

The resulting uproar has seen Ms Holgate stood aside from her role temporarily, and it didn’t take long for a rogue Australia Post employee to make his feelings know online.

Responding to a conversation about the story, one of the staffers behind the official Australia Post Twitter account got their two cents in — and even had the temerity to sign off with their own name.

“Don’t forget about the behind the scenes and customer support workers,” the tweet read.

“My wrist is light. — Liam”

The Australia Post tweet.
Camera IconThe Australia Post tweet. Credit: Twitter
A quick-thinking Twitter user.
Camera IconA quick-thinking Twitter user. Credit: Twitter

The since-deleted Tweet prompted a flurry of responses, with plenty of quick-thinking Twitter users taking a screenshot for posterity.

Liam wasn’t the only Australia Post social media user in fine form today, with the official account even taking the time to respond to someone complaining about parcel delivery times on a 7NEWS Melbourne thread.

And one keen Federal politics watcher who wanted to gift their postie a Cartier watch also received a quick-witted response.

Australia Post put out a statement late today saying the board and management team would “fully co-operate” with the investigation.

“We remain committed to delivering for our important stakeholders — our people, our Post Office partners, our customers and the community,” Chairman Luceo Di Bartolomeo said.

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