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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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ALNA Lottery Commissions Submission Update

ALNA would like to thank all members who completed the Lottery Commissions Submission Survey. We recognise it was a big commitment of your time to assist us and we thank you for your efforts.

What are the next steps?

ALNA, working with the Lottery Retailers Association (LRA) in Victoria and Lottery Agents Association of Tasmania (LAAT), is using the survey information provided to help frame and prepare the main body of our draft submission.

We will also be conducting a series of focus group meetings in each state to seek further member feedback on the overall submission draft once it is completed. This will take the form of focus group meetings with each group addressing different key areas of the submission and recommendations.

While we work on the submission, ALNA will also be communicating with The Lott to begin some preliminary discussion on the outcomes (the general themes that can be addressed now), to set the scene and lay the groundwork for our submission. This engagement will also help us determine the most mutually beneficial time to present the full submission to The Lott.

ALNA understands the need to progress the submission as quickly as possible given the urgent need for a commission increase for members. However, in order to ensure the submission has the greatest chance of success, ALNA, jointly with LRA and LAAT will spend the necessary time and employ the required internal and external resources, plus expertise to deliver a compelling submission to The Lott.

ALNA expects the submission will be made as soon as possible in the first quarter of 2017

There are some strategic matters ALNA must consider around the best timing to present the full submission:

  • As members, would be aware The Lott has submitted to the Victorian Government post-2018 Lottery Licensing process. The Lott's current licence in Victoria will expire on 30 June 2018. Based on the Governments published timelines we would expect a decision and announcement on the Licence in the first half of 2017.

  • In addition, members will have recently seen the news detailing that Tatts Group and Tabcorp Holdings have announced an agreement to merge and create an $11 billion wagering business.

Any uncertainly for The Lott over both the Victorian Lottery Licence and any potential impacts on the lottery business from the proposed Tatts/Tabcorp merger will be critical consideration in determining the appropriate timing of our submission. Both issues need to be considered carefully and strategically, as they will likely influence The Lott's response and willingness to entertain a national commission increase now.

Historically, The Lott has not been overly receptive to requests for a commission increase. Despite our confidence over the strength of our proposed submission and compelling arguments, ALNA also needs to consider what actions could be taken in the unlikely event The Lott will not agree to a commission increase for retailers. This response may include representations to Government, regulators and of course appealing the decision with The Lott and their individual shareholders.

There are several avenues available for ALNA to help influence The Lott to agree to provide a timely commission increase, which go beyond the proposed submission, however, members need to be aware these take time.

ALNA asks our members to exercise patience through this process. Rest assured we will progress the submission as quickly as possible in a way that will deliver the best chance of success and favourable outcomes.

We will keep members updated on our progress over the coming months.

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