Australia Post redundancies
Question on notice no. 2820
Senator Scott Ludlam: asked the Minister for Broadband,
Communications and the Digital Economy on 11 February 2013:
With reference to Australia Post:
(1) How many occupational health and safety representatives have been
elected/placed in position since the introduction of the Work Health and
Safety Act in January 2011; and of these, how many were elected/placed
(a) Australia Post resources; and
(b) the relevant union or other organisation.
(2) Can a statebystate breakdown of these figures be provided.
(3) From what positions and areas of Australia Post were redundancies
drawn to account for the 2009-10 Australia Post annual report figure of
$150 million spent on redundancy provisions.
(4) Given that the 2011-12 financial report indicated that the number of
employees earning $150,000 to $800,000 increased from 305 to 454 in
the parent company, and from 316 to 469 in group companies, what
positions were created in the:
(a) parent company, including in which business areas; and
(b) group companies, including in which specific companies.
(5) Has Australia Post decided to implement delayed parcel sorting for
(6) What additional time will delayed parcel sorting for country areas add
to the delivery standards for regional and rural Australia.
(7) Is Australia Post closing the corporate retail outlet at 22 Edina Road,
Ferntree Gully, Victoria; if so:
(a) how much notice of this closure was given to staff and customers;
(b) does this outlet run at a loss; if not, what profit would Australia
Post deem necessary to maintain this outlet; and
(c) will this decision lead to an unsafe and overcrowded dock area at
the Bayswater Business Hub, as a result of the relocation of the
additional Ferntree Gully mail clearance.
(8) In regard to the following legal matters, U2011/8066 and
(a) what resources, both internal and external, did Australia Post use
on the matters;
(b) what was the total cost to Australia Post; and
(c) which external law firm
(s) were used.
(9) What notice was provided to parcel contractors of the requirement to
work 6 days per week throughout November and December 2012.
(10) How many, or what proportion of contractors and their employees
and/or subcontractors received variations to provide for either Saturday or
Sunday rates-of-pay or overtime payments.
(11) How many, or what proportion of contractors provide
superannuation guarantee contributions for their employees and/or subcontractors.
(12) How many, or what proportion of contractors provide workers'
compensation insurance for their employees and/or subcontractors.
(13) In regard to Decipha, a whollyowned subsidiary of Australia Post:
(a) in the 2011-12 financial year, what was the company's:
(i) pretax profit,
(ii) net profit or loss,(iii) revenue, and
(iv) directors and executives' remuneration; and
(b) as at 30 June 2012, how many Decipha employees were:
(i) permanent full-time,
(ii) permanent part-time,(iii) agency staff full-time,
(iv) agency staff part-time,
(v) fixed term full-time, and
(vi) fixed term part-time.