The ANF makes representations to the government on behalf of its members, on issues which will have an effect on their livelihood. We strive to ensure that newsagents are treated on a level playing field with corporate competition.
By building and maintaining professional relationships with the government and industry, the ANF can present issues to the government with the weight of an organisation which represents a significant part of the Australian small business and the retailing sector.
There are many issues that affect both the day-to-day and long-term operations of a newsagency. These range from the Trade Practices Act to supply of product through to industrial relations matters.
In its role as the voice of the industry, the ANF regularly makes representation to the government, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), publishers, distributors and other suppliers, seeking the best possible outcomes for its members.
ANF staff are always available to advise and help members achieve the maximum from their business. Sometimes, just having someone to talk to about a problem or an idea, results in satisfaction for an ANF member.
It can be hard to quantify, but having specialised policy expertise means there are appropriately qualified people working behind the scenes on your behalf on the complicated matters pertaining to government, law, contracts and business practices.