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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Industry Updates

15/05/2017

EXTRACT | Cashless: The Secret to this Supermarket's Super Success

When Neeraj Vij convinced his wife Neha to help out with family business CBW Express Supermarket six years ago, it was only supposed to be a temporary stint. Neha had a strong educational background and was working in a project management role at the time, and wasn't too thrilled about the idea, but six years have passed, a whole lot of passion for their work has developed, and Neeraj and Neha have become a successful husband-wife working duo, and are loving it.

"I truly love running this business. It's always fun trying to present new products to our customers and provide them with the variety they deserve," explained Neha.

10/05/2017

MEDIA RELEASE | Budget 2017 - Small Wins for Small Business

The Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association believes budget could have delivered more for small business but the big picture is looking good.

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2/05/2017

EXTRACT | An Enduring Legacy of Freshness and Customer Experience

Freshness has always been the secret ingredient to Andersen's of Denmark's lasting success. Made daily to ensure freshness at its Potts Point premises, the ice cream contains fresh cream and the finest natural ingredients from Australia, Belgium and Denmark.

Andersen's of Denmark Ice Cream was first established outside Denmark in Solvang, California in 1978 under the name of The Great Danish Cone Company. The business has been producing and selling premium quality ice cream based on the Danish founding family's traditional recipes, dating back more than three generations. Today, Andersen's of Denmark has a significant presence in Asia and three standalone stores in NSW and SA as well as a network of retailers.

28/04/2017

Queensland Government Consultation on Wholesale and Retail Tobacco Licencing Scheme

Late last year the Queensland Government accepted a recommendation from a Legislative Assembly Committee inquiry into tobacco licensing, to consider the implementation of a positive wholesale and retail tobacco licencing scheme in Queensland.

ALNA, as a representative stakeholder has been invited by the QLD Department of Health to engage with the department on the consultation in regards to this. The consultation period will occur throughout 2017 and will allow for an open and transparent consultation process that members can participate in both through ALNA and individually.

28/03/2017

Tips to Improve your Facebook Page

Social media is a great marketing tool for all businesses. For little to no expense, a business can promote their brand, inform and attract customers, build relationships and receive instant feedback.

According to digital marketing expert Sandi Karkowski, "Facebook provides the benefits of having real-time interactions with other people and the power of getting real- time insights on business content".

28/03/2017

How to Keep Mentally Healthy

Running your own business can be hugely rewarding, but for many small business owners having sole responsibility for the company's success or failure, cash flow and people management can take its toll.

While you might feel responsible to look after anyone that works for you it's also essential that you look after yourself - particularly during stressful times and pressurised situations. Self-care is especially important for sole traders, who can't draw on the social and practical support of a team.

28/03/2017

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.

7/03/2017

Hank Spier: Helping to create a level playing field

Australian competition law expert, Hank Spier, advises ALNA in the area of policy, advocacy and handling individual newsagents' contract disputes.

The Channel caught up with Spier to talk about the work he does for ALNA, as well as the impact the changes to Unfair Contract Terms (UCT) legislation will have on newsagents.

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