Senate debates

Thursday, 14 November 2013


Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Reference

10:40 am

Photo of Nick XenophonNick Xenophon (SA, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senator Boswell and Senator Madigan, move:

That the following matters be referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 December 2013:

(a) the overall performance, importance and role of Australia Post in Australian communities, and the challenges it faces in the immediate and longer term;

(b) the operations of Australia Post in relation to Licensed Post Offices (LPOs), with particular reference to:

(i) the importance and role of the LPO network in the Australian postal system, with particular reference to regional and remote areas,

(ii) 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

(iii) marketing, retail and trading arrangements between Australia Post and LPOs and other entities; and

(c) any related matters.

Question agreed to.