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Changes to Unaddressed Mail during peak

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Australia Post is making some temporary changes to their Unaddressed Mail service. Bookings will be accepted for contract or government customers only. All bookings for delivery between 23 November 2020 and 08 January 2021 must be placed by 09 November … Read More

Australia Post’s last lodgement dates for Christmas delivery

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Christmas lodgement dates for deliveries within Australia In the lead up to the traditionally busy peak period, Australia Post has released their dates earlier than before to help plan for what will be our biggest and most unpredictable period to … Read More

Australia Post’s change to letter delivery schedule

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Australia Post have change how letter deliveries are scheduled. Key points: Until 30th June 2021, Australia Post will deliver letter every second working day rather than every working day. Delivery frequency in rural or remote lations will not be affected. … Read More

Effects of Covid-19 on business

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If we can just for a minute, suspend the sad reality that everyday, still thousands of people are losing family members, all over the world from this virus, we can take a step back and look at the effects on … Read More

Suspension of Priority Mail by Australia Post – Updated 2020/06/01

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Australia Post on Wednesday 22nd April, 2020: It has been announced this afternoon that the Priority Mail Service will be suspended from today and delivery service standards extended. The full text of the notification on our website is below – … Read More

Business Continuity Planning

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Over the coming months, should I become unavailable for any reason, I have business continuity plans in place to ensure that website enquiries and quote requests will be redirected to a trusted mail house partner. Because I am a sole … Read More

Important Australia Post Information

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With significant measures being taken across the country to combat the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), I want to reassure you that Australia Post remains fully operational across Australia during government restrictions on non-essential activity. Our posties, delivery drivers and Post … Read More

Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) Health Alert

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As of Monday 16th March 2020 I am taking proactive measures to slow person to person transmission, flatten the curve, protect the most vulnerable members of our community and ease the burden on our world class health care system. I … Read More

Paying for online ads? I have some bad news for you.

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Are you pouring money into online ads and wondering why you’re not getting much return on your investment? That’s because more and more people are discovering how easy it is to block online ad’s and unwanted pop ups, from web … Read More

Update on Basic Postage Rate and business letter price increases

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Effective 2 January 2020 The ACCC has indicated, on 14 November 2019, that it does not object to Australia Post’s draft notification proposing increases to Ordinary Small and Large Letters prices, which will increase the Basic Postage Rate from $1.00 … Read More

Why sending data via email should concern you

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Hi. Mark here. If you are a customer of mine and I’ve sent you this link, then I highly recommend you take a few minutes to read the following article and take any action appropriate to you. Data breaches are … Read More

Privacy breach at Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

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Disclaimer; Markis did not complete this work for the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation. At the time of this artical, a job of this nature would have been too massive for our current production equipment. It would have been completed by a … Read More

A woman in Maine, USA receives 500 letters from United Healthcare within five days

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Interesting story I came across tonight; A woman in Maine, USA receives 500 letters from United Healthcare within five days I work with and process very large, complex databases regularly, and the article had me speculating about how this could … Read More

Print supplier no longer meets standards

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Ten years I’ve been using a large two state print supplier and unfortunately my current experience is their standards have dropped dramatically in the past three years. This printer phones maybe twice a year asking how they can see more … Read More

Landline phones are currently down

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Transferring over to the NBN. It has taken a month to transfer over to the NBN; two NBN technician visits, new cable install, new modem and router hardware. Our ISP technician visited yesterday to connect the landlines but unfortunately due … Read More

2019 Australian Data Breach List

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I take data protection and privacy very seriously. 2019/06/03 Markis implemented Data Erasure Standards to Australian Government Standards; https://markis.com.au/implementation-of-data-erasure-standards-to-australian-government-standards/ 2018/12/03 Markis implemented a custom air-gapped production facilities for minimising and effectively eliminating any hacking and malicious cyber activities for processing, … Read More

Implementation of Data Erasure Standards to Australian Government Standards

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Many governments and companies have industry standards for software-based overwriting that removes data from storage devices. From Monday 3rd June, 2019 Markis has implemented Australian Government ICT Security Manual 2014 – Controls as set out by The Australian Cyber Security … Read More

Do you sell my data?

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Occasionally, new customers will ask what do I do with their data. In my mind it would be IRRESPONSIBLE for a new customer NOT to ask. It is a fair question and I am always happy to answer it. I … Read More

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