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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News Increase

ALNA continues to meet with print publishers and distributors to highlight the need for increases that reflect the work involved and the economic challenges faced by our industry.

The increases offered do little to address the challenges faced in declining distribution, increased minimum award payments and other business costs.

Many Distribution only newsagents rely solely on the revenue provided by publishers and ALNA understand the frustration when minimal increases are offered though circulation continues to decrease.

The feedback we have received to date indicates many people will be conducting a cost benefits analysis on continuing distributions as a category in their business models.

Submission(s) by ALNA have existed for many years, over the years our submissions have become more concise and succinct as often the outcomes of submissions are a fait accompli business decisions; and often pages and pages of submissions points are not responded to.

CPI is only a very small element of the calculation used. ALNA have always utilised fuel, energy, leasing and industrial relations cost in this process. Award increases are always highlighted as an aspect that erodes increases provided.

ALNA works closely with the Reserve Bank of Australia on the monetary policy advisory panel, we use information from a mix of business models and verify data against industry averages and other industries.

Whilst News Print publishers overall had a better income and profit line than small businesses distributors the reality is that this income and profit line is not driven by print. Print is a component of the earnings but certainly not the primary earnings.

We continue to see a future for distribution agents who are branching far beyond their traditional distribution product mix.

We believe that should you choose to have News Distribution as a part of your retail business; that a thorough analysis be conducted of your individual circumstances and the value this brings to your overall business model.

Newsagents are also encouraged to have one on one discussions with publishers in relation to highlighting their individual increase requirements due to how many papers are delivered per kilometre.

This is highlighted in regional areas and some metro outskirt territories that have achieved increases because of their data provided.

We suggest a thorough calculation of actual cost against earnings in your discussions with publishers and we are of course happy to assist you in your calculations and accompany you in your discussions.

It is important to note we will continue our lobbying and representation efforts with the news print and magazine publishers to ensure the most available income is shared with our distribution members; However, we will continue to invest in a greater amount of time for solutions that outlive the shelf life of the current print products.

What this does though is allow us to put into perspective the amount of time we focus on product(s) or service(s) that either currently or in the future won't be a significant revenue source for our members.

At the same time we continue to advocate for our small business retail and distribution members and ensure we have appropriate professional advisers in the fields of training, legal, Industrial relations and leasing.

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