About this Inquiry

This inquiry will report on the following matters;

  1. the overall performance, importance and role of Australia Post in Australian communities, and the challenges it faces in the immediate and longer term;
  2. the operations of Australia Post in relation to Licensed Post Offices (LPOs), with particular reference to:
    1. the importance and role of the LPO network in the Australian postal system, with particular reference to regional and remote areas,
    2. the licensing and trading conditions applicable to LPOs, including the Community Service Obligations, and any effects these may have on operating an LPO business, and
    3. marketing, retail and trading arrangements between Australia Post and LPOs and other entities; and
    4. any related matters.

Past Public Hearings

05 Aug 2014: ADELAIDE, SA
26 Mar 2014: CANBERRA, ACT
17 Mar 2014: CANBERRA, ACT


Inquiry Status

Report Tabled


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Additional Documents

Additional Information

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1 Australia Post response to evidence given at public hearing, 6 December 2013, Canberra
2 Australia Post response to supplementary submission from Licensed Post Office Group, received 13 August 2014
3 LPO Group response to Australia Post Response, received 14 March 2014
4 Correspondence from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission regarding LPO franchise arrangements, dated 28 October 2015.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
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