Australia Post's CEO Resigns - LPOG Media Statement

Today we have learned that Mr Fahour is resigning from his position as the CEO of Australia Post.

While the relationship between Licensed Post Offices and Australia Post has been turbulent in recent years, the source of some of those issues pre-dated Mr Fahour's appointment.

LPOGroup will continue to pursue better outcomes for its Licensed Post Office members and we look forward to forging a constructive relationship with the next CEO of Australia Post.

The Changing of the Guard

News has been delivered that our CEO, Ahmed Fahour, has decided his time at Australia Post has drawn to a close. Whatever the opinion of our CEO, he has reformed our business from a business set in  200 year old ways, and created a new platform for the next 100 years of service to Australia. According to the news Ahmed Fahour may be interested in some charity work in the future as he considers his options.

Third party Class Action

The proposed class action that is currently attracting attention has not been instigated, nor will it be supported, by the current Board of LPOG.

As Directors of the LPOGroup our duty is to ensure that we act in the best interest of our members; this duty of care extends to securing the best long term viable and sustainable LPO network structure for LPOG members, a fairer and more robust future license agreement for LPOG members, fair and reasonable payment rates for services provided with structured increases set by industry benchmarks for LPOG members, improved member's welfare and to foster communication between all stakeholders.

Australian Retailer Association Membership

Excellent news from APLAC, and Australia Post, for Licensees in regard to ARA membership. Australia Post has done a group deal for Licensees, and paid membership for all Licensees.

As from the 1 March 2017 all Licensee will have full membership to the Australian Retailer Association. The Association communicates with members via email, and Licensees will need to provide an email address to receive these updates. However it is not mandatory, and Licensees will still be able to access the services regardless of not providing an email address. 

ARA is an association that exclusively supports retailers in the Australian marketplace. ARA provides marketing advice and training, governance advice and many other vital services, and Australia Post recognises that this support for Licensees in the retail environment, is a great way to provide excellent and qualified retail support for Licensees in our challenging times, rather than our network support staff being expected to provide all the answers to our questions.   

POB Advance Payments

will be available again for the 2017 renewal cycle. Notification has gone out to LPOs of the offer, with an opt - in notification to be returned to AP by early Jan 2017, if you want to receive the advance payment.

40% of the total POB payment you received for the 2016 renewal cycle, will be available if you wish to take up the offer.