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Action by NANA on draft Award to save industry $$$

We have previously advised Members that NANA had made a submission to the Fair Work Commission concerning what NANA insists is an error in the draft version of the proposed plain English version of the General Retail Industry Award 2010. The Award applies to all retail Newsagencies throughout Australia, except for WA and businesses covered […]

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ATO releases new performance benchmarks for Newsagencies

The Australian Taxation Office has released new industry benchmarks including those for Newsagencies. These benchmarks use information reported on tax returns and activity statements for the 2016–17 financial year and are updated each year. This is the most current data. The benchmarks show ranges of business income to business expenses that you can use to […]

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GNS levy balances – do you have two accounts?

NANA has discovered that some Newsagents in border regions may have two GNS accounts. The impact is that levies may have been collected on both accounts resulting in a total levy balance in excess of the maximum cap of levies that should have been collected.

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NSW Lotteries Responsible Play Manuals

Recent calls from Members indicate that not all Newsagencies that are also lotteries outlets are aware of changes made in 2018 to lotteries documentation concerning owners and staff purchasing lotteries products in their own store.

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Ovato (previously G&G) magazine labeling

NANA has received confirmation from Ovato that the out of order magazine to labels is an issue within their environment. Following on from action and extensive information provided by NANA, Ovato have now identified the cause of the problem, and that cause is within their control to rectify. 

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Fair Work basics – do you have a copy of the Award and NES?

A basic condition of employment that applies across all industry sectors is the a copy of the Award that covers employees in your business must be available to employees. The General Retail Industry Award 2010 applies to retail Newsagency outlets in NSW and ACT. The provisions of the Award are quite clear: The employer must […]

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Upcoming public holidays a heavy burden for all Newsagents

The following public holidays are due to be observed by Newsagencies in the ACT and NSW in the next month or so: Australian Capital Territory Monday 11 March – Canberra Day Friday 19 April – Good Friday Saturday 20 April – Easter Saturday Sunday 21 April – Easter Sunday Monday 22 April – Easter Monday […]

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Lotteries site surveys and Fair Work questions

NANA has been working with Members who have received a less than a 100 per cent result for the Fair Work component of recent site surveys. Even the smallest negative result can mean a lot of work, time and effort to resolve the demands that NSW Lotteries/Tatts/Tabcorp make in their follow up.

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Checking invoices leads to massive savings

NANA regularly assists Members review complex invoices, particularly for magazine and newspaper supplies. Not surprisingly, NANA detects errors which when corrected often lead to substantial adjustments in the Newsagent’s favour.

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