Industry Updates


Federal Government release Tax Discussion Paper - 0% tax for small business?

The Treasurer opened the conversation on tax on Monday by releasing the tax discussion paper. It is a broad ranging paper with a whole section on small business, which we applaud.

There are some really interesting ideas on small business raised such as introducing a lower or zero tax rate on small companies to compensate for higher compliance costs and the removal of specific, small business concessions.


NN's 25th birthday

Get active to be in the running for National Newsagent's fabulous birthday prizes.

Last week's question: What were the best performing categories last week?


Post Implementation Review on tobacco plain packaging regulation

The ANF has made a detailed submission, sharing member views, to the Post Implementation Review on the tobacco plain packaging measures and how they have affected newsagencies.

The ANF submit that the tobacco plain packaging measure has not been effective in meeting its objectives of reducing the prevalence of smoking in the community and, over the intervening period, costs have increased in newsagencies due to the increased regulatory burden of managing tobacco products.


XchangeIT Sticky Labels Survey Results

Communication from XIT, regarding the results of their Sticky Labels Project:

Dear Newsagents,


Message from Gordon and Gotch: AFL Footy Cards

Dear Newsagent,

The 2015 AFL Season is just around the corner. 2014 was again a sell out success for the AFL Team Zone Booster Pack and Albums.


Please help us collect evidence on how Penalty Rates are affecting your businesses on Sundays

The ANF has been talking to newsagents across the country asking them what issues are keeping them up at night. One of the common responses we hear is the cost of employing staff on Sundays under the General Retail Industry Award 2010.

As you know we have encouraged members as part of our penalty rates strategy to write to your local members and to organise to meet with them to discuss the penalty rate challenge in our businesses.


News Corp Disney Promotions Survey

The majority of agents who completed last week's survey about the efficacy of the News Corp Disney promotion survey reported positively in terms of delivery, promotion and processes.

However, only 56.4 per cent said they felt it attracted new customers. Some newsagents had insufficient papers to match the promotion and many customers wanted the Disney product without buying the paper.


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