COVID19 update: NSW Entering venue requirements and VIC mandatory vaccination update

Australia Post has requested we provide a heads up on the latest health orders handed down late on Friday afternoon.
This seems to be only concerning NSW & Vic at present.
There are POP notifications to advise licensees who have mail contracts, or other delivery staff doing drop off and collections, that everyone who is doing deliveries must be fully vaccinated to enter any reopened businesses from Monday onwards. If you have delivery people who are not vaccinated they must not enter non essential businesses, they must use contactless delivery options or card articles back to the PO.
Welcome to our future where it seems we are now in the administration and compliance sector for the Covid health team. We have had a good run and apart from being incredibly busy we have had minimal interruptions to our business operations compared to many other business owners.
So vaccinations will be a necessary part of our future and our continuing business operations. Most people agree that to be, or not to be, vaccinated should be a personal choice, but as business owners and employers we have workplace health and safety obligations that are not compatible with that type of free choice. Some difficult conversations up ahead for many of us over this issue.
Check POP for all the facts for your state on moving forward with this situation. Call your network manager if you need any further details of clarification.

Post's Record Revenue - while Corp delivers for the communities?

For those of you who have only been around a few years, this media release may read as a bit odd for you. Licensees are well aware that most Corp staff never set foot in most communities, but that fact is not well known in executive circles.

For those of us been here too long, this is a return to the times where we started to be very very worried more than a decade ago.

Australia Post Trade Expo 2021 - Postponed till 2022

Following on from the postponements for the NSW & QLD expos we have another update on our trade expos from Australia Post…

Both our Events team and Australia Post have been continuing to monitor the unfolding COVID situation very carefully.  Australia Post has now made the tough decision to defer all remaining physical events that form part of the Australia Post Trade Expo 2021 calendar.

Locked Downs and Masks - Hand in Hand Order Your stock NOW

LPOG has sourced Australian made reusable masks for sale in our community Post Offices. The demand for reusable masks skyrockets with each lockdown.

We currently have a bonus offer available (while stocks last) for purchase of different packs sizes - from 30 up to 100 masks - and includes EXPRESS postage and GST. 

4 Corners provides a Post Mortem on the Dismissal of Christine Holgate

The story of the constructive dismissal of Christine Holgate and our uncertain future at the hands of the Australia Post Board and the Government on ABC 4 Corners.

Australia Post Senate Inquiry Report Tabled

LPOGroup would like to express our appreciation to the Environment and Communications References Committee, for their hard work and dedication to unraveling the truth in this most confounding loss to Australia Post, and Community Post Offices in particular. Our gratitude to Senator Pauline Hanson and Senator Malcolm Roberts for listening to us, and accepting our concerns were real, and calling for this inquiry. Perhaps meaningful change will be the best result from this inquiry.

The full report, including the Executive Summary and Recommendations can be viewed, or downloaded, by following the link below:

While we have been divested of the best CEO, the Senate Committee has delivered a report that may bring about some long term future gains for Licensees, if many of the recommendations are actioned instead of being binned. Overhauling the Board, ensuring parcels and financial services are included in the CSOs, delivering guarantees to the nation about future plans to stop flogging of any parts of Australia Post for short term political gains, and removing the unholy alliance between the Minister and the party hacks given Board positions.

The Report can deliver the script for so many new conversations with our own federal members, and that can assist to sure up these gains so the community Post Office network does not find itself back in this position in another 10 years time. Breaking this cycle will be a good outcome.