Industry Updates

16/12/2014

NSW Lotteries Moratorium

The NANA team has travelled across NSW to 14 venues attended by over 500 newsagents to inform newsagents of the actions being taken in relation to the scheduled end of the NSW Lotteries moratorium on 31 March.

NANA CEO Andrew Packham said newsagents were satisfied with the work being done and viagra at discount price the plans in place to defend the newsagency sector.

16/12/2014

RBA Payments Consultation Group(PCG) - Newsagents lead small business further

As a result of the detailed work newsagents have assisted us to complete on the Monetary Policy Liaison Group, and the additional support newsagents provided through the RBA payment cost survey, the ANF has been invited to be a part of the inaugural Payments Consultation Group.

ANF COO Adam Joy represented newsagents on Wednesday 10 December providing detailed accounts and evidence of a payment system that creates division between large and small enterprise often at the confusion of the consumer. The event was hosted by Dr Tony Richards Head of Payment Policy RBA and Assistant Governor (financial System) and deputy Chair of the Payment Systems board Malcom Edey. In attendance were 20 industries focused on achieving a transparent competitive and sustainable payment system.

15/12/2014

GST and ITC

Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been in operation for some time now yet there remains confusion around GST and Input tax credits (ITC)

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) inform us they are still receiving business activity statements (BAS) containing errors. Most of these errors relate to the over-claiming of GST input tax credits (ITCs) but in general, can be attributed to a misinterpretation (or lack of knowledge) of GST legislation.

9/12/2014

ANF at the National Armed Robbery Forum

ANF COO Adam Joy recently represented newsagents at the National Armed Robbery Forum, hosted by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). This meeting was designed to bring together law enforcement and industry representatives. The forum provided an opportunity for stakeholders to exchange ideas, discuss current and emerging trends in armed robbery and responses to this crime. However, the primary purpose was to inform and shape the AIC’s armed robbery research agenda.

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2/12/2014

PPS Calling Card Service Closure

See below commmunication sent to some newsagents by PPS.

Dear Retailer,

2/12/2014

Herron Books

Simon Wiltshire of Herron Books reports that they are the perfect fit nationally for the industry, and have been providing books throughout the newsagency industry for around 30 years.

Herron is the biggest book distributor in the country with more than 5000 titles and can customise any order for any agent or just provide a simple pack as a standing order.

2/12/2014

Newsagents ready to take on more

The ANF has written to Bruce Billson MP - Minister for Small Business and Malcolm Turnbull MP - Minister for Communications to outline how the newsagency channel is well-placed to take on more of the Australia Post services following reports in the Australian Financial Review that Australia Post will require government assistance to urgently restructure its letter service in the New Year in order to remain viable.

CLICK HERE to read the letter.

18/11/2014

ANF National Professional Development and Training Update

The ANF has received a fantastic response from newsagents and industry partners alike since the announcement of our National Professional Development and Training Program. As a result of this feedback there has been a review of the features required in the electronic Learning Management System (LMS) being developed for the training platform.

The positive response from so many of our newsagency industry partners has led to a postponement of the launch of the first units of training, originally scheduled for November.

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