The Post Office Agents Association Limited is the membership association for the owner/operators of Licensed Post Offices and for Mail & Parcel Contractors who deliver on behalf of Australia Post. POAAL has been looking after its members since 1939.

POST OFFICES

Post office news

April 11, 2014

Adelaide meeting

POAAL's Chris Campbell (centre) with Greg and John from Help Desk and Tony and Kym from Australia Post.

POAAL held a meeting in Adelaide on 8 April focused on helping Licensees improve their counter operations, as well as giving an update on some current issues.

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April 10, 2014

Return of 60c stamps – another POAAL win

POAAL has been in ongoing discussions with Australia Post regarding the return of unused 60c stamps. The discussions have at times been difficult, however we can report success. Australia Post has agreed to accept returns of unused 60c stamps from LPOs.

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April 6, 2014

NSW Small Business Commissioner

NSW Small Business Commissioner Robyn Hobbs with POAAL's Bob Chizzoniti

POAAL recently met with the new NSW Small Business Commissioner to discuss small business matters in the postal sector.

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March 27, 2014

Government services in post offices

POAAL welcomes Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s recent comments that more Government services should be transacted at post offices.

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Looking to buy a Post Office?

A Licensed Post Office (LPO) is a privately owned post office which is operated under contract (licence) to Australia Post.

Learn more in our guide for prospective licensees.

Become a POAAL member

POAAL provides support and services for Licensees and Franchisees (Post Office Owners), Mail & Parcel Contractors and Couriers.

Complete your expression of interest now to become a POAAL member.

Postal News

Journal of the Post Office Agents Association Limited

Postal News is the full colour quarterly journal of the Post Office Agents Association Limited. It is sent to financial members.

View an archive of our covers and overview of contents.

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MAIL CONTRACTORS

Mail contractor news

March 27, 2014

Privatisation of Australia Post

The Federal Government has announced plans to sell Medibank Private. In recent months, there has been continued speculation that Medibank Private and Australia Post will be privatised.

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February 21, 2014

ACCC will not oppose BPR increase

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not object to Australia Post’s proposal to increase the prices of ordinary letter services, including the basic postage rate (BPR) from 60 cents to 70 cents.

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January 7, 2014

Privatisation speculation

There has been much speculation over recent days concerning the potential privatisation of Australia Post. POAAL is against the privatisation of Australia Post. Australia would not benefit from its national postal operator being privatised.

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September 16, 2013

Turnbull new Communications Minister

Malcolm Turnbull has been named as Minister for Communications, while Bruce Billson has been appointed as Minister for Small Business.

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Mail contractor insurance

POAAL members can access the POAAL Master Policy for Public Liability and Personal Accident insurance at competitive rates. Another way that POAAL helps you protect your business. Read more.

Resources

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Want to be a Contractor?

Interested in becoming a Mail Contractor? Mail & Parcel Contractors deliver mail (or other consignments) on behalf of Australia Post.

Learn more in our guide for prospective Contractors.

Become a POAAL member

POAAL provides support and services for Licensees and Franchisees (Post Office Owners), Mail & Parcel Contractors and Couriers.

Complete your expression of interest now to become a POAAL member.

Postal News

Journal of the Post Office Agents Association Limited

Postal News is the full colour quarterly journal of the Post Office Agents Association Limited. It is sent to financial members.

View an archive of our covers and overview of contents.

Want to be a Contractor? Become a POAAL member Postal News

COURIERS

Courier news

July 18, 2013

New tax tables 2013-2014

The ATO has advised that for the 2013-14 income year there are no changes to the income tax rates or thresholds and that employers can continue to use most tax tables. However, there have been changes to tax tables for some employees, such as those who have a Higher Education Loan Program debt

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February 2, 2013

Danish Post orders electric vans

The Vito E-Cell, decked out in Post Danmark's colours

Post Danmark, the Danish postal service, has purchased 30 Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell vehicles as part of its programme aiming to cut its environmental impact. The vehicles will enter service in March in rural and urban areas.

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October 23, 2012

Pre-Christmas peak

A FedEx van in China

FedEx has announced that it expects this year’s pre-Christmas “peak day” to be Monday 10 December. It has forecast that it will handle 19 million shipments worldwide on that day.

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August 3, 2012

UPS deploys wearable barcode scanners

The new ring scanner from Motorola being deployed by UPS

Parcel delivery company UPS will be deploying “ring scanners” in their parcel operations in the USA.

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Courier insurance

POAAL members can access the POAAL Master Policy for Public Liability and Personal Accident insurance at competitive rates. Another way that POAAL helps you protect your business. Read more.

Resources

Popular news

Want to be a Courier?

Interested in becoming a courier owner/driver? Do you have your own delivery vehicle?

Learn more in our guide for prospective couriers.

Become a POAAL member

POAAL provides support and services for Licensees and Franchisees (Post Office Owners), Mail & Parcel Contractors and Couriers.

Complete your expression of interest now to become a POAAL member.

Want to be a Courier? Become a POAAL member