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National Newsagent has launched a blog

CLICK HERE to access the blog.

ANF meets with ATO about 2014 Tax Packs

ANF Policy Manager Ben Kearney met with Steve Vesperman the ATO’s Deputy Commissioner, Small Business/Individual Taxpayers to discuss this year’s arrangement with Tax Packs. CLICK HERE for more.

New Network invoicing changes and delivery bundle issues frustrate members

ANF CEO Alf Maccioni met with Network management late last week in relation to this issue CLICK HERE for more.

Join the Revolution!

BOSS Revolution is an award winning pinless international calling service that allows you to create a new, healthy revenue stream. BOSS stands head and shoulders above traditional calling services.

Click here for more.


The ANF has a number of questions in regard to CONNECT which was forward to David McLean, CEO of Hubbed 

Please click here to view questions and answers.

Click here to view some Q&A style communication between Hubbed and a QLD newsagent.

How CONNECT can build your business

CONNECT brings new products and services to the newsagency channel that would otherwise send your customers to alternate retail outlets to complete their transactions. CONNECT is a great opportunity for those newsagents wanting to offer core services to their community in the form of outbound parcel service, Bill Payment or generic gift cards. Newsagents wanting to offer more to their customers could consider the CONNECT Premium solution which has an interactive customer kiosk and offers photo prints, books, online deals and energy switching just to name a few.

CONNECT is designed to provide growth in four areas:

1.Increased foot traffic
2.Increased margins
3.Increased basket sizes
4.Increased revenue

Interested in a new business stream for your newsagency? Than we suggest you contact CONNECT to find out more or give the ANF a call to answer any questions you have.

CONNECT LITE is now being rolled out nationally

If you would like to sign up and be contacted by the team right away, please complete the forms below, and CONNECT will push through your application.

CLICK HERE to access the CONNECT LITE initial application form.

CLICK HERE to access the CONNECT LITE info sheet.


What CONNECT newsagents are saying about the service

CLICK HERE to see what other newsagents are saying about CONNECT.

CONNECT in the media

CLICK HERE to view a Channel 10 News segment on CONNECT.


Take advantage of your leasing specialist – one of the many benefits available to you as an ANF Member.

Michael Cuda has more than twenty years experience in the retail property industry and has held senior roles within both agency and large national retail landlords such as Westfield and Stockland.

If you are currently entering into a new lease (especially if you have never been in business before) or contemplating doing so, we strongly recommend that you appoint an experienced and reputable solicitor to review every aspect of the proposed lease document before you make a legal commitment. 

If you wish to discuss any of the matters outlined in the attached guide or any other retail property leasing issues, you are free to do so by contacting or call us on (02) 8425 9600


Whether you are about to start a new business and enter into a new lease for the first time or you are an existing retailer looking to renegotiate a further term, you must always bear in mind one important reality, the landlord (lessor) is in business to make money, the same as you are. Any dealings between the lessor and retailer (lessee) should always be commercial and at arm’s length. There must be recognition by both parties that all dealings should be professional at all times – often this is easier said than done, particularly when renegotiating a lease for an existing premise.

Log in to the Members Area now to read the complete practical guide to lease negotiation.

The ANF works in unity with your state associations to protect members' interests and improve the profile of the newsagency industry at a public and corporate level. For IR resources in your state or territory, please visit the website of your state association using the links below. 

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Advertisements in the media and on...

ASIC launches app for small business

A new smartphone application developed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will help small business owners undertake important checks before they enter into business transactions with other organisations.  Available for smartphones and tablets, ASIC Business Checks encourages business owners to:
• ask the right questions about the company, business and individuals...

Scam warning

Maurice Faroe from Casterton News and Lotto sent a warning to be beware of this salesman and never pay before goods are received. "A man called Graeme Ray Hunter approached us about selling products for Baxter Beyond, cleaning products, and pushed the issue that is was something extra for a small business to get into, and that payment was required prior to any product being delivered.


The N Campaign

The Australian Newsagents’ Federation, with the support of major publishers and suppliers, is helping promote the newsagency channel to assist the channel remain visibly strong against the might of the retail giants. The first campaign message said, “We believe in old fashioned service and new-fangled everything else”; stage two showed how newsagents can help—a lifesaver, matchmaker, problem...

Tatts removes terminals in some newsagencies

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UPDATE: USB style chargers, travel adaptors and power boards

Last week we warned newsagents that it is illegal to sell USB-style chargers, travel adaptors and power boards that are not approved by the Australian Safety Standards. Note that only products that are more than 120 volts DC are required to meet Australian Standards. Chargers and devices 12 volt DC or less have no required regulation.  Therefore connector cables and car charges are generally...

Warning to newsagents who sell tobacco

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ANF TAS Newsagent Industry Awards for Excellence Winners and Finalists announced!

Newsagents from across Tasmania were awarded on Saturday night at the 2014 Tasmanian Newsagent Industry Awards for Excellence in Launceston at the Boathouse on Northbank.
We had 132 people attend the awards dinner this year, which was our biggest event yet. Newsagents and Industry attending enjoyed live music and tap dancing by Ayrton Rose and heard from our guest at this year’s...

News Corp and Fairfax introduce credit card fees

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