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NANA & News Corp Australia reach positive accommodation on communications and industry matters – Newsagents, publishers and distributors to benefit

NANA has advised Members that it recently met with NSW based News Corp Australia staff to resolve issues around distribution problems in the Central West of NSW and other areas where Members have expressed concerns about on-time deliveries of newspapers, magazines and other items distributed by News Corp Australia.  That meeting resulted in positive moves […]

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NANA to take leading role in dispute resolution reform

NANA has been approached by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s (ASBFEO) office to take a leading role in the development and review of a national policy on dispute resolution for small businesses across Australia. The invitation to NANA from ASBFEO recognises the active role NANA has played in ASBFEO activities in relation […]

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Check the status of your News Corp Australia account & bank account

NANA recently brought a glitch with some Newsagent accounts to News Corp Australia’s attention. The problem was due to direct debits not being successfully initiated/finalised for two consecutive weeks. Fortunately, after NANA raised the issue with News Corp Australia accounts they have acted to fix the problem and have released the following statement to impacted […]

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Changes to Single Touch Payroll reporting from 1 July

 There are changes to Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting for small employers with closely held payees and quarterly reporting for micro employers and for closely held payees from 1 July 2021. Micro employers are employers with one to four employees. A closely held payee is an individual who is directly related to the entity from […]

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What if an employee refuses the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Federal government is passing the buck over to the states and territories to address this type of issue since they are responsible for workplace safety. The first likely measure taken by the states and territories will be using public health orders in a targeted approach, mandating the COVID-19 vaccine in high-risk industries such as […]

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Guide on the use of CCTV for Newsagents

Following on from recent discussions about the use of monitoring and scanning devices in Newsagencies, NANA has sought advice on the legal technicalities which surround the use of CCTV in shops and whether customers and staff have to be advised CCTV is being used. As a result, NANA now has a guide available to assist […]

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Primary distribution in the Central West of NSW improves – further work ahead for other areas

NANA has continued to work with Newsagents in the Central West of NSW to improve on-time delivery performance of primary distribution by News Corp Australia of their mastheads plus those of Nine, ACM, independent publishers and magazines distributed by Ovato. Whilst work being done by News Corp Australia following from NANA’s intervention continues to deliver […]

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New guides – Preventing workplace sexual harassment and violence and aggression – guidance for small businesses

Safe Work Australia has released new guides to assist small businesses like Newsagents to introduce policies and actions aimed at preventing workplace sexual harassment and violence and aggression. All employers and “persons conducting a business or undertaking” (PCBU) are obliged to manage the risks of sexual harassment and violence and aggression occurring in the workplace. NANA […]

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