LPOG has been advised of a significant spike in fraudulent overprocessing of bill payments and banking by Licensees. This is identified by the regular datawarehousing, undertaken on a regular basis by Australia Post, to check the goings on in the network. Once your LPO has been identified by these reports, you will be under investigation, and several Licensees are facing termination, or substantial repayments of these fraudulent commission payments.Several of these Licensees that have been detected have used the excuse, or suggested, that LPOG recommends this course of action to increase commission payments.
While we are listening to the "too poor to pay you a fair days pay for your work" this may be of interest to Licensees.
Once supposes that while Licensees keep on keeping on to keep their doors open, Australia Post is just delighted! It is certainly working for them.
During the first half of 2018 LPOG has actively participated in a robust forum to undertake a review of the current payment schedule that sets out the payments made to Licensees, for the range of tasks we undertake for Australia Post.
It was greatly anticipated that this review would result in a much fairer, and more equitable reformed payment schedule, that would remunerate Licensees on a sound commercial basis, for the activities LPOs supply for Australia Post and our communities.
World Post Day
This year "World Post Day" falls on the 9th October 2018.
Why don't we invite our customers to help us send a collective message to the Minsters of communications, Senator Fifield, or the Shadow Minister Michelle Rowland, whichever party supports your political ideals, or send one to both for good measure.
Print out the flyer and share the idea with your customers throughout September to get this message to Canberra for World Post Day.
Due to the recent bargain basement price for membership that another representative body has offered, the LPOG has been increasingly asked if we can match this offer.
In short, no we cannot match POAALs offer.
Why? Essentially you get what you pay for. The quality of your business decisions will determine the quality of your business outcomes. You’re welcome to set your own level.
Last week many Licensees, (not many LPOG members, mostly POAAL members, and Licensees holding mail contacts it seems) received the standard request for Public Liability certificates, but for your future year's insurance cover, to be supplied by 6 June, 2018.
So someone within Australia Post is telling Licensees to pay your Public Liability insurance 6-7 weeks in advance, to provide them with a certificate 4 weeks before your existing policy is even close to expiring.
LPOG has challenged the validity of this mail out, and whoever authorised this, and advised concerned Licensees to ignore the notice, and to renew their insurance, as and when it falls due, as is required under our agreements.