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Australia - No New Passports For Christmas !


Travel Australia is reporting that the workers at the printing works where new Australian passports are prepared are going on stike on Wednesday 7th December 2011.

This could lead to delays in people receiving new passports for holidays over the Christmas period and those who have not applied should do so today.

It is reported they process about 8,000 passports and also print Australian bank notes.

It is thought the strikes could last until the end of December.

Link to the news report below -

Strike threatens to delay pre-Christmas passports | News.com.au



At this point, I would think anyone who is planning a cruise for the holidays should have gotten their passports a long time ago. You always have to be early when you travel for the holidays. It sure would be sad, though, if people already have their trip paid up and then can't go now.