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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Telstra and Boost Pre-Paid Margin Changes

Telstra and Boost pre-paid have announced upcoming margin changes at the end of their current pre-paid margin promotion. The margin will now reduce from 8% to 4%, effective from 5th December 2016.

Telstra told customers to contact their distributor if they had issues and the distributors have strongly expressed theirs and their customer's disappointment about the decision.

ALNA has discussed the change with a Telstra prepaid distributor, sharing our concern and that of our members. They said Optus and Vodafone, Myer gift cards, Village Cinema gift cards are all 3%, iTunes is 6% and now Telstra/boost, which was 8% has been reduced to 4%. They stated that Telstra made the decision to put it back to 4% without consultation. The decision also applies to major retailers, other large accounts and small route traders.

"The way Telstra have handled the decrease in commission is very disappointing. Their own distributors are disappointed and their partner retailers like our members are disappointed, and unlikely to support their products as strongly given this change," said ALNA National Policy Manager Ben Kearney. "We are focussed on our member's profitability, and despite major retailers and other big customers also receiving a decrease in commissions.

"It may mean that our members make their own business decision about supporting Telstra, or other supplier partners, who try take advantage of their engagement with their products to grow market share and then cut their margin."

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