News Corp’s finance team went early with their direct debit of some Newsagent accounts on Friday 31 August. Going three calendar days early has caused some Newsagent’s bank accounts to be overdrawn, hence attracting fees from their bank.
NANA has formalised major concerns arising from the regular late delivery of newspapers from publishers to Newsagents. Of major concern is the unrecoverable lost time costs associated with drivers sitting around waiting for paper deliveries.
One of the most frustrating problems faced by Newsagents is the way some batches of magazine labels do not correctly print. The labels print, but not in the correct order, sometimes labels are missing, and these niggly problems can lead to delays in processing the receipt and merchandising of magazines.
In 2017, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) received over 81,000 reports of scams, with an alarming $2.3 million reported lost, and almost 10,000 people divulging personal information.
The first batch of payments rebating NANA Members for the cost of their compulsory lotteries insurance has now been completed. The 100% rebates to Members have been well received and directly reduce the costs of Members doing business.
NANA has intervened on behalf of a Member Newsagent to secure an Opal terminal for their Newsagency. The recently purchased business has historically provided Opal card transaction services but the terminals were lost when the previous business owner cancelled the account prior to the transfer of the business.
The application of overtime rates to casual employees has been confirmed by the Fair Work Commission.
Whilst the NANA office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year holiday period from 22 December and will reopen on 3 January, Members will still be able to contact NANA by phone on 1300 113 044 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.