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NINE/Fairfax no closer to announcing future of distribution

NANA has met with and maintains regular contact with NINE/Fairfax over their future intentions for distribution. NINE/Fairfax is being forced to consider how it will manage primary and secondary distribution of its titles as a result of changes which are being made by News Corp Australia in metro Sydney. The latest advice from NINE/Fairfax is […]

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Franchising task force seeking submissions from Newsagents

The network of lotteries outlets represents one of the top 5 franchise networks in Australia. Consequently, any changes made as a result of Government action from the Fairness in Franchising Report will have a substantial impact on the sector. The Government has established an inter-agency Franchising Taskforce to examine the feasibility and implementation of recommendations […]

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Survey on Cyber Security

NANA is working with COSBOA and the Australian Cyber Security Centre in Canberra to put together a guide for small business which will include a practical “how to/step by step” component on cyber security.

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NANA Membership renewals due

NANA distributed invoices for the 2019/2020 membership year in late June/early July. Most Members have either paid for the annual membership fees, make payments on a monthly basis by direct debit or other recurring payment method or have made other arrangements with NANA. There are however some invoices which are outstanding and which require attention/payment. […]

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Business insurance – check the detail when shopping around

Newspack Insurance has more than 2000 policies in place covering Newsagents across Australia. Consequently, it is in a good position to observe trends in insurance pricing. Newspack Insurance policies have been developed over decades, based on the needs of the industry. They provide maximum coverage, higher minimum sums insured and the lowest excesses. If you are shopping […]

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NSW Small Business Ombudsman concerned over low number of NAF claims

NANA recently met with the NSW Small Business Ombudsman. One matter of concern raised by the Ombudsman is the lower than expected number of claims on the Newsagents Assistance Fund. Payments of up to $10,000 are available to qualifying Newsagents who have completed the lotteries retail image upgrade. NANA is working with the Ombudsman to ensure […]

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5 essentials if you have employees

NANA regularly updates and advises Members on the minimum requirements which apply across a range of employee related matters. The following list contains 5 essentials that Newsagents as employers must ensure they have covered:

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ACCC action on merchant fees sounds clear warning

Recent action by the ACCC in obtaining penalties against a company that charged consumers higher than the allowable level of merchant fees, highlights the care that Newsagents must take when applying a merchant fee surcharge to purchases. In this case the penalties imposed by the Federal Court were $350,000 even though the individual “over charges” were […]

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