On National Tree Planting Day 2002, Australia Post sponsored the planting of 2000 trees and understorey plants at McGlashan's Reserve near Bendigo, Victoria. These plants will provide food and shelter for wildlife and help to reduce salinity in the area.
Our sponsorship also contributed funds for nesting boxes to provide
shelter for the rare Brush-tailed Phascogale, a small carnivorous marsupial
found in the area. Australia Post staff and their families from the Bendigo
Mail Centre, Delivery Centre and Postshop were part of a 120-person team,
including local school children and farmers, who participated in the
These seedlings are then provided to farmers and rural landowners for revegetating their land.
Indigenous Employment and Business Strategy
Australia Post is committed to providing increased employment and business opportunities to Indigenous Australians through our Indigenous Employment and Business Strategy.
By mid-2002, we had employed 531 Indigenous Australians under the Strategy – 1.5% of our total workforce.
Over the next three years, we aim to build on this success by:
Supporting Rural and Regional Communities
As part of our commitment to helping Australian communities, Australia Post supports a number of events and organisations in rural and remote areas. These include:
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