3 October 2018
By email: [FOI #4827 email]
Dear Mr Fairless,
Application for documents under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982
I refer to your Freedom of Information request received by Australia Post on 21 September 2018 in
which you seek access to the fol owing documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
Documents which have been created in the last 12 months which detail:
1. The risks and benefits, if any, of using Contractors over using Employees.
2. The number of complaints received in relation to issuing of “sorry we missed you” cards (or
similar), and any reporting completed by Australia Post which indicates if this practice is
more widespread among contractors or employees.
3. The number of employees and contractors who have been subject to disciplinary action
(including but not limited to warnings or termination of engagement).
4. A copy of the standard agreement that a contractor must enter into to be a contractor for
Australia Post or StarTrack.
Australia Post wil respond to your request as soon as practicable and in any event within the
statutory period for processing your request.
Please be aware that information released under the FOI Act may later be published in a disclosure
log (subject to certain exceptions) within 10 days of a determination being made. You may wish to
express a view on this issue and to identify personal or business information that in your view may
be unreasonable to publish.
In accordance with the provisions of the FOI Act we wil advise you of our decision within 30 days of
receipt of your request.
Freedom of Information Officer
Australia Post [Australia Post request email]
111 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000
GPO Box 1777 MELBOURNE VIC 3001