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


ANF Announcement

Building strong businesses for our members is at the forefront of our decision making processes at the ANF. The Board consistently reviews and adapts how we can best represent members effectively.

Our commitment to providing our members with the most relevant industry information continues into 2016; we are building on existing relationships with our partners; developing new partnerships and assessing how the channel can grow to continue to be sustainable in the evolving retail and distribution environment.


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There's changes ahead...

The Australian Newsagents' Federation is undergoing a rebrand and refresh of our company identity. From 1 August 2016 The ANF will trade under the name Australian Lottery and Newsagents' Association (ALNA).

Watch the video below to see ANF Chief Executive Officer, Alf Maccioni's comments on the upcoming rebrand.


ACCC launches new Small Business Web Page

The ACCC has launched a new web page specifically targeted at small business. The purpose of the page is to make it easier for small business to access information about the law, subscriptions and other helpful agencies. It also provides the ACCC with a platform to promote small business specific campaigns.

You can access it HERE.


MPA interim report is in

Magazine Publishers Australia have recently shared the interim report for the Magazine Code of Conduct Pilot with the ACCC. The report was put together by Boston Analytics.

For background, Pilot A, with the optimized supply and merchandising support, started June 8th, while Pilot B stores, with only the optimized supply, commenced August 10th. This report provides an interim assessment using 4 months of data for Pilot A (8th of Jun 2015 to 7th of Sep 2015) and 2 months of data for Pilot B (10th of Aug to 9th of Sep 2015).


Newsagency Dispute Resolution Code

The ANF was actively involved in requesting the 'Newsagency Dispute Resolution Code' to become available through the Office of the Small Business Commissioner for ANF members to utilise when mediation is required for issues their business may be facing.

The ANF is focused on achieving results for its members as a collective group and will continue to actively speak with government on concerns that can be raised and highlighted as industry wide issues.


ANF Meeting with News Corp and Small Business Commissioner

ANF CEO Alf Maccioni, SA Director Mark Tinnion and ANF SA GM Colin Shipton met with Mark Whitby, Ish Davies and Gavin Filsell from News Corp and the Small Business Commissioner John Chapman on Wednesday 30 March, to discuss pressing industry specific issues.

The meeting highlighted to all participants that there are a number of issues that distribution-only newsagents predominantly in the metropolitan area are dealing with that affects their bottomline, including late papers and a decrease in retail commissions.


ANZ Local Link closures

The ANF SA has been working hard behind the scenes, speaking with The Office of the Small Business Commissioner and the Small Business Ministers office, to achieve a positive outcome for members who are affected by the proposed closure of ANZ Local Link Agencies. However, we have received the communication below from ANZ regarding this, to say that this decision had been made some time ago and the information below outlines the reasons for their decision:

Further to your call highlighting concerns regarding the recent announcement to close the ANZ Local Link Agencies in Tumby Bay, Birdwood, Woodside, Cummins, Cleve and Moonta, I have followed up your queries and concerns and note the following:

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