After lodging a request in February with the ACCC, Australia Post has been granted approval to increase the basic postage rate from 60 cents to 70 cents. The increase will come into affect as of the 31st of March pending ministerial notification processes. In addition to this increase, Australia post will also increase postage rates for selected business letters, parcel post, personalised stamps, mail redirection, mail hold services and packaging products.
Everyday, someone in Australia suffers a spinal cord injury. From workplace incidences, to road and water accidents or extreme sports, the event of permanent paralysis is always unexpected and frequently preventable.
PBF Australia (The Paraplegic Benefit Fund) was established to create greater awareness of these risks, with the aim of reducing the impact and incidence of spinal cord injury in Australia. Quickmail are proud to be members of Paraplegic Benefit Fund Australia.
Yesterday Quickmail had a presentation from Symon and Katie. On behalf of the staff at Quickmail, thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Your visit has no doubt left a strong impression with us all and left us thinking of ways to aim to reduce the incidence of serious injury at work, on the road and at play.
Some key statistics surrounding spinal cord injuries include the following: - 3 spinal cord injuries per week in WA - Approximately 141 spinal cord injuries per year in WA - 46% of spinal cord injuries are motor vehicle related - 34% of spinal cord injuries are from falls - 11% of spinal cord injuries is an “other” category (i.e. violence, being hit by objects, jerked off a horse, etc.) - 9% of spinal cord injuries are Aquatic related - Average age of a spinal cord injury is 43 primarily due to slips, trips and falls but the common age bracket for young adults is 15-24 particularly in males. ... See MoreSee Less