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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Collective Bargaining - Are you at risk? As an ALNA member you are protected

The Competition and Consumer Act (CCA) generally requires businesses to act independently of their competitors when making decisions about pricing, which firms they do business with, and the terms and conditions of doing business.

In normal circumstances, when competitors act collectively, (ie. when two or more competitor businesses come together to negotiate with a supplier or a customer over terms, conditions and prices), they may be engaging in anti-competitive conduct, and are at risk of breaching the competition provisions of the Act.

The CCA does allow protection from legal action to be granted to parties to engage in anti-competitive conduct, including collective bargaining, but only when there are public benefits that would outweigh the detriments to competition and only when approved by the ACCC.

A group of businesses may appoint a representative, such as an industry association like ALNA, to act on their behalf in supplier negotiations. The industry body must apply to the ACCC for an exemption from the competition provisions of the Act for collective arrangements. This is called an Authorisation or Notification, and it has to be approved by the ACCC to conduct collective bargaining with certain target parties (usually suppliers) and for a certain time frame.

Members should be aware that ALNA is currently the only lottery and newsagent industry body in NSW/ACT that is authorised with the ACCC to collectively bargain. Our Authorisation A91407 covers over 100 major newsagent suppliers, and importantly includes NSW Lotteries (Tatts Group).

ALNA's ACCC authorisation protects you, your business and your competitor ALNA members from breaching the Act, when we collectively negotiate with suppliers on issues affecting all your businesses.

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