Welcome to the Australian Lottery and Newsagents’ Association

The Australian Lottery and Newsagents’ Association (ALNA) is the peak industry body representing Australian newsagencies and lottery agents. There are 4000 individually owned and operated newsagencies in the country and together they make up Australia's largest retail and home delivery group.
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ALNA Membership

Through strength and size, the ALNA has the necessary means to achieve outcomes difficult to achieve by a single business.

For just $876 per annum*, your ALNA membership gives you access to industry representation, complimentary advice on industrial relations and leasing matters, discounts on insurance, access to accredited industry training courses, and so much more.

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*Membership prices vary by state. Membership fee is capped at $876 per annum.

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Industry Updates

10/09/2014

ANF at special Competition Policy Roundtable in Canberra

The ANF was invited by Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson to participate in a Special Competition Policy Roundtable in Canberra last Tuesday. This consultation was for the expert panel of the Harper Review who are examining Australia's future competition policy framework, to be able to gain valuable insights directly from selected business groups who have put in submissions to the review. CLICK HERE to view the ANF's submission.

This was an important opportunity for the ANF as this is the first comprehensive review of Australia's competition laws and policy in over 20 years. It enabled the review panel to hear from and facilitate consideration of competition issues from a broader public policy perspective.

10/09/2014

Protecting small business

The ANF is working with the Australian institute of Criminology (AIC) to gather data and find ways to protect small businesses from robbery, with a focus on preventing armed robbery.

Following ANF involvement in the National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program there will be an armed robbery forum November and the ANF will assist by attending and inviting their key government and industry partners. The focus of this forum is to take a more proactive approach to preventing armed robbery and mitigating the devastating effects of armed robbery, should it occur.

8/09/2014

Good landlord relationships, a must!

I was recently speaking to a leasing executive friend of mine who is with a large retail property trust - we were discussing various issues within the industry, in particular retailer relationships and people who do what I do, negotiate leases on behalf of retailers.

After some banter, the leasing executive became quite serious and said that he really didn't like dealing with certain lease negotiators and some retailers. When I asked why that was the case, the leasing executive said they were just too difficult to work with and were often abrasive. At first I thought he was having a tacit jab at me, but thankfully he assured me that he was talking about a handful of individuals within the industry, not myself.

5/09/2014

Shining Bright - A Celebration of Qld Small Business

Congratulations to Peta and Mal MacRae from MacRae News for being featured in the new ebook released by the Queensland Government celebrating small business!

'Shining bright - a celebration of Queensland small business' profiles and celebrates Queensland's small business success stories. It includes interviews with small business owners from a range of industries and regions, highlighting how these businesses are making a positive contribution to their local communities.

Click here to view the ebook. You will find the article about MacRae News on page 19.

Click here to read an article in The North West Star.

4/09/2014

We take your security seriously!

With the rapid changes we are experiencing in the ever evolving digital space and as the NBN is rolled out across our country we find our computerised equipment fast becoming obsolete.

To add to this, small business owners are finding themselves soft targets for robbery as large corporations like banks and multinational petrol and convenience chains increase their security and decrease the likelihood of theft.

3/09/2014

REMINDER: Get involved in the ANF Penalty Rates Strategy!


We need your help to lobby for a change to Penalty Rates for small businesses like newsagents.

The ANF has been working for some months with our partners, the Newsagents Association of New South Wales & ACT (NANA) and the Victorian Association for Newsagents (VANA), on a strategy to reduce the cost of penalty rates for your business and to make the workplace relations system more equitable for you and your employees.

3/09/2014

Dividend payments to unsecured creditor by On Q and the parent company of Bill Express

After enquiries from our members this morning, regarding recent information they have received about dividend payments to unsecured creditors of On Q and the parent company of Bill Express (BXP) the ANF has today spoken to the liquidators of both companies.

As On Q do not have a direct relationship with newsagents they are not unsecured creditors and therefore have no claim to any dividend payout which may result from todays On Q shareholder meeting. This meeting was for shareholders to vote on a proposal to recapitalise the company. It is expected that the On Q shareholders will vote for the recapitalisation as at present the shares are worthless and trading has been halted. If the company is able to recapitalise and investigate other commercial possibilities the shares may have some value in the future. If the shareholders vote against recapitalisation, On Q will be placed into liquidation and will be deregistered.

2/09/2014

Queensland Newsagents Awards for Excellence

In a break from tradition Queensland newsagents and their industry partners celebrated their annual Awards of Excellence at a Business Breakfast in Virginia on Brisbane's northside on Friday 29th August.

ANF CEO Ann Nugent welcomed all who attended and brought attention to those industry suppliers who by sponsoring the event show the strong support they have for their industry partners - the newsagents of Queensland and the Australian Newsagents Federation.

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