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

https://newsroom.auspost.com.au/article/australia-post-secures-record-re...

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.

https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/post-mortem:-the-story-behind-the-turmoi...

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:

https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environm...

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. 

What Is our Current Service Standards?

On the 17 May LPOG sent every Community Post Office in Australia a letter addressed to the Licensee (pictured below).

It would be greatly appreciated if you could date stamp this envelope on the day it is delivered to your office so we can collate the delivery times of these letters across the country. You can enter your postcode and delivery date of the letter in the comment section below this article. 

Thanks for your help.

Join LPOGroup -Building a Stronger Future for Licensees

With the right attitude from both sides, a franchisee association, such as LPOG, can be an effective instrument in providing a better future for a franchise system.

https://www.franchise.org/franchise-information/franchisee-associations-...

https://www.allbusiness.com/benefits-of-franchisee-associations-12954639...

In large measure, the framework for the relationship will be established by the culture of the franchise system toward franchisee participation in decision-making as well as the attitudes of the franchise organization and the leadership of the franchisee community. Will the parties act out of fear and self-centeredness, crafting tools of destruction? Or will they approach their challenges in a spirit of hope and possibility, building bridges to draw the parties together. 

If you have been following the current Senate Inquiry which is determining our future, the above links to 2 articles gives some insight into the pros and cons of Franchisee Associations such as LPOG.

Apparently we had our day in the Sun?

Which is a reference to the Senate Inquiry into the events leading to

The circumstances leading to the direction by the Minister for Communications to the Chair of Australia Post on 22 October 2020, that the Chief Executive Officer of Australia Post, Christine Holgate, be stood down pending an investigation into her gifting in 2018 of watches to four managers who secured a $225 million investment into the organisation:

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