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.

Click here for a membership form

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

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ALNA makes submission to Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2016

ALNA has had a strong interest in the proposed reforms in relation to Misuse of Market Power (Section 46) and we have participated in all the consultations during the Harper Competition Law review leading up to this. We made a further submission this week on the proposed amendment Bill.

A suitable Bill for Misuse of Market Power is very important to support an equitable culture between big business and small.

The proposed amendment Bill provision has some improvements over the current law, namely the removal of the words 'taking advantage 'and adding an 'effects or likely effects" test but critically it has major deficiencies for small business in the following areas.

  • The substantial lessening of competition (SLC) test introduced by the Bill is almost impossible to enforce being hard to prove in a Court. It is essentially economic correctness.
  • The SLC test is likely to mean that, most predatory pricing, price discrimination, refusal to deal or exclusionary conduct by foreclosure of access to inputs, will generally be permitted.
  • The Bill does not generally cover damage to individual competitors, the current law does or at least seeks to do so.

ALNA has provided several suggested changes to better support our member small businesses.

CLICK HERE to see our submission.

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