You may recall that in May, just after the federal budget, I sent an email to the office of treasurer  Peter Costello. Well I’m please to be able to announce that on Thursday August 3, I received a lovely reply in the post.
The letter reads:
Dear Mr Gordon-Stewart
Thank you for your email of 10 May 2006 to the Treasurer.
The Treasurer has asked me to thank you for your kind words of support and encouragement and to tell you that they are appreciated and for taking the time to write.
There is also a handwritten section which I have had trouble deciphering. Here is a picture of the letter (I have blotted out my address):
So the letter arrived the day after postage, which is excellent. As was the surprise I got when I saw an evelope addressed to me from “Treasurer Canberra”, and the subsequent joy of reading the letter.