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If there’s one thing most small business owners are short on, it’s time. Working in a small team, or even by yourself, means you often have to wear multiple hats – from receptionist to CEO, you have to do it all.

That’s why savvy business owners are always on the lookout for ways to save time, and hassle running their small business. Luckily, it seems the team at Australia Post understand the struggles of small business owners, improving on their offering with initiatives like MyPost Business – a range of time saving products designed specifically with small businesses in mind.

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ShopMate is a freight-forwarding service run by Australia Post that solves a common online shopping problem. In short, it sets up a US postal address so that you can buy items that don't ship internationally. Purchases are then forwarded onto you for a "small" fee. It sounds great on paper, but is it actually worth the money? Well, that all depends on what you're buying.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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As much as throwing a tantrum feels like a natural option when it comes to organising your life for tax time, there are things you can do to make it seem less of a chore. While you're organising your finances, it's a good time to take care of other notoriously avoided tasks around the home. Here's our list of the best deals and must-do tasks to get you sorted before June 30 rolls around (it's not far away so get acting!)

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Hey Lifehacker, How can I stop couriers and Australia Post from falsely marking packages as "Attempted Delivery" and leaving a card to collect from the Post Office, even though someone was available to receive the delivery? It seems like the delivery drivers aren't even bothering to ring a doorbell because it takes longer than just leaving the card, but their actions then waste my time and the post-office staff time too. How can I prevent this selfish behaviour?

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From 31 March, the price of standard postage stamps in Australia will rise to 70 cents. (Read our original coverage here.) Some people will be exempt from the increase and can continue to pay 60 cents by setting up a MyPost Concession account. Here's everything you need to qualify, along with some restrictions to be aware of.

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Tomorrow, Australia Post will apply to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to raise the price of standard postage stamps to 70 cents from 31 March. In an apparent attempt to stem the inevitable criticisms that bounce up whenever stamp prices change, it also wants to introduce a scheme that allows concession card holders to continue buying stamps at the current 60 cent rate.

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Australia Post, and its predecessors, go back over 200 years. The first Australian postmaster began work in the colony of New South Wales in 1809. At federation, the colonial post offices were combined into the Post Master's General department, and in 1975 the name 'Australia Post' was born. So with such a long history of government ownership, why should Australia Post be privatised?

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Australia Post has announced a price-hike for post office boxes and locked bags beginning next month (1 February). The new prices apply to all PO box sizes, plus common boxes, private bags, mail bags and corporate boxes. There is also mounting speculation that AP might start charging for deliveries and increase the cost of stamps as well.

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To coincide with the Christmas season, Australia Post has launched a new 'Video Stamp' initiative that allows customers to send 15-second video messages along with their parcels. Australia Post is proudly calling its invention a "world's first" -- but in a world with Skype and other free communication tools, is there actually any value in the gimmick?

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Here's some great news for serial online shoppers: Australia Post will be making deliveries seven days a week between now and Christmas to help cope with orders. This should ensure that you receive your ordered gifts prior to 25 December -- and also increases the odds of someone being home to accept the delivery.

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Dear Lifehacker,

I keep getting someone else's mail. It's not like I just moved here. I've been here for three years, and I still get real mail addressed to the person who lived here before me! How can I stop this? It's annoying for me, and can't be good for her, either. Any suggestions?