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Australia Post loses $222m and 2nd-in-charge

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By on September 29, 2015 in

(by Print21)   Australia Post lost its second-in-charge, chief operating officer Ewen Stafford, on the same day as the national carrier announced an unprecedented $222 million loss.   Long-time COO Stafford, regarded as the right-hand man of Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour, resigned on Friday after five years in the job and will leave at the end of the year. 

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Thinking of an Australia Post discount

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By on June 25, 2015 in

(by Graham Osborne – Print 21)   The Australian Greeting Card Association (AGCA) wants Australia Post to cut its postal rates for greeting cards, describing the current 70c charge as “a mental barrier.”   The association made the call during its official launch of National Thinking of You Week, an industry initiative aiming at spreading “love, caring and happiness” throughout

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Govt approves $1 stamps, slower mail delivery

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By on March 5, 2015 in

(by Nic White – ProPrint)   Australia Post will go through with its plan to charge $1 for stamps and increase delivery time after the Federal Government took barely a week to buckle to its demands.   Delivery times for general mail will increase by two days and cost $1, unless customers pay a premium to keep the current delivery

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$1 stamps could ‘reinvigorate’ business mail

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By on February 25, 2015 in

(by Nic White – ProPrint)   Charging $1 for a stamp could help arrest falling mail volumes if it meant Australia Post would stop raising business mail prices so much, PIAA chief executive Bill Healey says.   Healey says there is a view in the industry that increasing general mail prices to that level could bring in enough money to

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AusPost research backs Direct Marketing effectiveness

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(by Nic White, ProPrint)   Australia Post has released the results of another survey that undermines its own lack of faith in the mail segment and its plans to reduce services in that area.   The monopoly mail carrier’s newly-released survey of 2000 Australians in October 2014 on the effectiveness of letterbox advertising found it had a high level of

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50% Australia Post Surcharge in December?

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(by Victor Stranges)   Will Australia Post apply a 50% surcharge for unaddressed mail in December? In the last few years, some marketers had already committed to their end of year print runs only to find out they were going to have to pay Australia Post a 50% surcharge for their unaddressed mail for December deliveries. This caused many jaws to drop at

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Australia Post inquiry: ‘victory’ for print

Bill Healey - PIAA CEO
By on October 13, 2014 in

(By www.i-grafix.com)   A Parliamentary inquiry into Australia Post’s operations is recommending that the ACCC’s scrutiny of business mail pricing be restored.   Bill Healey, CEO of the PIAA, which has been campaigning for the watchdog to be recalled since the regulation was relaxed to monitor only ordinary letters in 2011, calls the findings a ‘major victory’ for the printing

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Australia Post says mail delivery losses will overwhelm it after profits plunge

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By on September 4, 2014 in

(By The Guardian)   Company calls for urgent changes to its community service obligations after full-year profit falls 34%   Australia Post says losses from regulated mail delivery will “overwhelm the entire company” without urgent changes to its community service obligations, after its full-year profit fell 34%.   The government-owned business made a full-year profit of $116.2m for the 2013-14

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Printing Industries leads the charge against Australia Post

Bill Healey - PIAA CEO
By on August 27, 2014 in

(By Print 21)   An unlikely coalition of business groups and unions is demanding the restoration of ACCC oversight over bulk mail price increases and no change to the monopoly’s community service obligations.   According to Bill Healey, CEO Printing Industries and spokesperson for the alliance, Australia Post is being less than honest about the effectiveness of mail. “It is

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If you want it fast you pay for it – Australia Post

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By Victor Stranges   It seems the age of entitlement is coming to an end with our postal system. Australia Post chairman John Stanhope recently expressed that a user pays system was a serious consideration in the face of declining mail volumes and the company’s letter operations’ loss of $218 million last year.   Australia Post is not the only postal authority

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