The Senate Inquiry Hearing
December 6, 2013 - A historical day for LPOs
For the first time since the inception of LPOs in Australia, a Senate Inquiry has explored the issues that affect the viability of the current LPO model.
Australian Senators took the time to hear our issues, understand our issues and comprehend the meaning of those issues in the context of Licensees being able to remain in business and continue serving the communities of Australia.
We encourage every Licensee to take the time to watch the whole Inquiry (Part 1 | Part 2 | Program Guide | Hansard Transcript). You will gain a valuable insight into the approach, beliefs and attitudes of the stakeholders who spoke.
By arriving well prepared and dealing with the issues up front and head on, LPOG was able to effectively communicate the concerns of hundreds of Licensees to the Senate Committee.
Some witnesses throughout the hearing were asked very tough questions. It was clear the Senators were determined to get to the core of the problems facing Licensees, exploring how our issues came about and whether these issues have ever been addressed properly over the years. There was an indication that seeking resolutions sooner rather than later would be important, given the vulnerability of so many outlets.
The Senate Committee reports on the Inquiry on 11/12/2013.
LPOGroup is here to stay, we will be the champion for LPOs and we will not allow issues to go unaddressed. We are an active community of Licensees and we welcome new membership with open arms..(be warned someone may actually hug you).
If you are a Licensee, you are an important part of Australia Post and of the community you service. You deserve effective representation and you can benefit from being part of an active community of Licensees who are passionate about their business.
For reasons not fully understood, there have been critics of our movement. Everyone is entitled to their opinions – we are interested in results. After all, our entire organisation is made up of current Licensees, our motivations are obvious, we want to restore viability to all LPOs including our own offices. We love our Post Offices and LPOG looks forward to being a proactive representative for LPOs in our dealings with Australia Post into the future.