COVID-19 and the postal network

POAAL has held discussions with Australia Post about preparing the postal network for a variety of scenarios in response to the growing COVID-19 threat in Australia.

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POAAL Podcast 36: commercial vehicle insurance

If you’re a Mail or Parcel Contractor, Star Track Contractor, or a Licensee using a vehicle to collect mail, then listen to this episode of the POAAL Podcast about commercial motor vehicle insurance.

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Increase in BPR to go ahead in January 2020

The basic postage rate will increase from $1 to $1.10 from 2 January 2020.

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New Australia Post Chairman

The Federal Government has appointed Mr Lucio Di Bartolomeo as the Chair of the Australia Post Board for a term of three years.

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ACCC doesn’t object to proposed BPR increase

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has decided to not object to a proposed increase in the Basic Postage Rate.

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POAAL meets with Communications Minister

POAAL met with Paul Fletcher, the Minister for Communications. It was a constructive meeting, covering a range of important issues for Licensees and Mail Contractors.

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Australia Post announces reduced profit despite growth in parcels

Australia Post has announced a profit before tax of $41 million, down 67 per cent year-on-year. As flagged when Australia Post released its HY19 results, falling letter volumes dragged the profit down.

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Asbestos in the mail

Some Australian companies, organisations, and local councils now offer asbestos testing kits – putting everyone involved in mail handling at risk.

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Australia Post to seek 10c BPR increase

Australia Post has announced a proposed increase to stamp prices, to take effect from January 2020.

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Australia Post at Senate Estimates

Australia Post appeared briefly before Senate Estimates Committee late on Thursday 4 April.

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