Australia Post launched Deloitte Access Economics research paper in Canberra today.
Economic and social value of Australia Post to regional, rural and remote Australia
Many LPOs across the country are going to be facing tough times while their communities try to rebuild and get back on track. Retail and transaction counts will be pretty low for quite a while.
If this is what you are facing the following news article might be of interest. Maybe in your downtime you could make a submission for a grant to help tide you over while your community is focused on recovery.
It won't hurt to put up your case. As with all these things, there will be no guarantee, but everyone will still want their mail.
2020 might well be going to be a decade of change for our industry, or more probably, a decade of facing the realities of the changes of the last decade that has cut through our safe little harbour. But without a doubt a challenging future is coming.
And it is not just us. NZ Post is shutting down its corporate network and setting up a version of inconjunction outlets to provide a limited service presence in communities. We have all been concluding that Kiwi Bank had saved the PO network. Apparently not.
Bossie called today to let us know he is on the mend. He has been in hospital for over 4 months and has been to the brink and back. Today was his first day back on his 2 feet and he sounded very happy. He has asked us to thank all the many people who sent him cards to cheer him along. He was overwhelmed and very appreciated of all the good wishes and support from his Post Office people. He said he would like to reply to everyone but there was so many it would take him too long and he wanted to get his thanks out there as quickly as possible.
The viability and sustainability of the LPO network is ranked as a high priority on CEO of Australia Post Christine Holgate’s must have list. This is a breakthrough position for Licensees, and it is time for Licensees to grab the opportunities and grow our Post business to help ourselves to a much better future.
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