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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Retailers praise Premier but confidence lost in Lotterywest

Hundreds of lottery retailers met with Premier Colin Barnett and Lotterywest chief executive, Paul Andrew, yesterday afternoon, to discuss their concerns over prohibitive costs required for lottery shop fits.

The mandatory installations are required as part of government-owned Lotterywest's franchise agreement. In some cases, quotes for the shop fits have blown out to over $100,000 - or up to four times what retailers believed would be the case - without a guaranteed return on investment. Lotterywest also have investigations underway to potentially open more than 100 additional outlets across the state.

Lottery retailers, travelled from as far away as Esperance and Coral Bay, to attend the Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association's (ALNA) forum held at Crown Perth, Burswood.

ALNA chief executive, Adam Joy, welcomed the proactive steps taken by Premier Barnett of agreeing to listen to the concerns of lottery retailers.

"Retailers praised the Premier for listening to and recognising their issues," said Joy. "They also appreciated that he shared his concerns at the meeting about the current relationship between lottery retailers and Lotterywest, as well as committing to discuss with Lotterywest's board the issues raised in the forum.

ALNA, on behalf of lottery retailers, have held discussions with Lotterywest for over 18 months raising the issue of costs for the mandatory shop fits. Retailers have also raised concerns about the commercial viability of this investment, especially when the gross margin for lottery product sales is only 8 per cent before costs.

"Our retailers have been frustrated that these concerns have not been adequately listened to by Lotterywest. These are the small business people of Western Australia who feel their voice isn't being heard," said Joy. "Especially at a time when the Western Australian economy is struggling and other Government owned bodies like TAB provide detailed return on investment analysis to their outlets.

"Retailers at the meeting were disappointed in Paul Andrew's outright refusal to suspend and review the model that is creating such angst. Even after such a significant portion of all Western Australian lottery retailers were in attendance to seek a solution.

"These are mum and dad family owned small businesses that are the backbone of the Western Australian economy. They are throughout regional areas and are the lifeblood of the community. Their viability is important to these communities and the local people they employ.

"Our members want to find solutions with Lotterywest for their businesses. They want assurances they are being heard and that Lotterywest will work with them and review the model. We hope constructive discussions will still occur."

Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association is the peak body representing lottery agents, and retail and distribution newsagents.

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CLICK HERE to listen to ALNA chief executive, Adam Joy's, interview with 6PR breakfast.

For further information:

Adam Joy - Chief Executive Officer

M 0402 839 213

E adam@alna.net.au

Ben Kearney - General Manager Policy, Government & Stakeholder Relations

M 0417 144 994

E ben@alna.net.au




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