Petition update

Big win! Australia Post published new guidelines

Rachael McPhail
Wiradjuri Country, Australia

Nov 12, 2020 — 

Yaama everyone,
Happy NAIDOC week! This week, we have another reason to celebrate - Australia Post has published guidelines on how to include traditional place names when sending and receiving your parcels. I am so glad that together, we’ve made this possible.

Please share the petition on your social media thanking Aus Post for this move and asking them to commit to creating a traditional place name database.

The public support from Australia Post in regards to using the traditional place names in addresses is heartening. This is an important first step towards decolonisation in Australia. However, the campaign isn’t over - we still need to push Australia Post to create the national database of traditional place names. 

Indigenous Elders from all Countries and Nations on this continent must be consulted with, in order to create a comprehensive, Indigenous-informed database that records the original place names from before colonisation. If there is any organisation that has the capacity to undertake this project, it is Australia Post.

Please share the petition calling on Australia Post to commit to organising the national database

Thank you for all your support. If you haven’t started including traditional place names on your postal packages yet, head on to Australia Post’s website to see exactly how you can do so.


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