BIG 3 To Support Australia Post To Service their Customers

And SHAME SHAME SHAME, ANZ SHAME, has refused to sign up with the BIG 3 to support the network, citing their customers don't need bank@post, on average they only need to travel 20 Kms or so to find a Branch!

If you bank with ANZ, time to move to a bank that supports you - which is not the ANZ!

Media Release_Bank@Post_181015.pdf

Well done NAB and Westpac, joining Comm Bank to ensure LPOs, and customers have access to a viable banking service across the nation.

Breaking NEWS - CBA to Support Australia Post

Finally bank customers might start to look as financially appealing as online shoppers collecting their parcels in our LPOs, with news just released by Australia Post of a deal with the CBA to increase our payments for providing this service. 

Media Release_Bank@Post.pdf

This will help many struggling LPOs, when combined with a few more increases that are sitting in the pipeline. For now, this is a well deserved thanks to Christine Holgate, Australia Post's CEO, for delivering much needed financial improvements to the LPO network.

Necessary Economic Rationalisation for Sustainable LPOs

For the past 18 months, LPOG has been harbouring a belief that financial salvation for LPOs was just over the horizon, and we would be seeing it coming over the hill any week now. We have seen the departure of many members of the Executive team of Australia Post, and their Board, who seemed totally unaware of the value LPOs bring to the business overall. We all rightly felt that this would provide our much needed relief, and a restoration of a much more equitable payment arrangement for the work we provide for Australia Post. LPOG was invited to participate in the long awaited payment review, and entered this working group with a great deal of anticipation for a successful outcome for our members, and other Licensees who share in the benefits we can extract. While the project is apparently ongoing, it is not looking like the panacea that we needed. Currently it is looking more like a project to shuffle the deck chairs on the Titanic. LPOG will continue to participate in this project, but it seems like it is going to be a long hard slog to achieve what needs to be achieved.

So it is with heavy hearts that we must acknowledge, the July 2018 1.9% CPI increases for the ever diminishing agency payments, combined with the annual 3.5% GRIA increase for our wages, 3-5% rent increases, and utilities and many other cost increases, has highlighted the fast way back to our insolvency issues. We had been so looking forward to putting all that behind us with our new look CEO. 

OneMusic Australia - Proposed new music licence for Retailers and Service Providers

Valuable feedback has been received regarding the OneMusic Australia first consultation paper about proposed changes to music licensing for Retailers and Service Providers.

We have taken this feedback into account and released a second consultation paper, which is available on the OneMusic Australia website here.

2 Wrongs do not make anything Right

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.

Nothing could be further from the truth. LPOG does not in any way, support fraudulent activities by Licensees. 

LPOG - Policy on LPO Viability

LPOG's Policy for Payment reform to ensure the viability of the LPO Network for a sustainable future.

LPOG’s Policy on LPO Viability August 2018.pdf

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.

POST CARDS FOR CANBERRA.pdf      Post Cards For Canberra DL Flyers.docx

Print out the flyer and share the idea with your customers throughout September to get this message to Canberra for World Post Day.