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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 says blood & bone marrow donor leave should be Government's responsibility

The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA) have made a claim with the Fair Work Commission (FWC), as part of the four year review of modern awards, for the inclusion of blood and bone marrow donor leave to be included in the General Retail Industry Award 2010 (GRIA); along with several other awards.

The SDA's application centres on the inclusion of an entitlement to blood and bone marrow donor leave/absence:

Blood Donor Leave

Permanent employees be provided with two hours' paid leave on a maximum of four occasions per year for the purpose of donating blood; and Casual employees be entitled to be absent for two hours on a maximum of four occasions per year without pay.

Bone Marrow Donor Leave

Permanent employees be entitled to four days paid leave to undertake any procedure necessary for the donation of bone marrow including blood tests for the purpose of becoming a registered donor; and Casual employees be entitled to be absent for the equivalent time afforded to permanent employees (i.e. four days) without pay.

ALNA takes the same view with this issue as we have with the recent discussion around Domestic Violence Leave (DVL), that blood & bone marrow donor leave should be the Government's responsibility not small business employers.

ALNA chief executive, Adam Joy said, "While these options might provide solutions that benefit the whole community, they should be paid for by the whole community through taxes and not only be at the expense of every business, particularly small family businesses."

ALNA will be raising the issue with the small business Minister.




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