Since 1891, the Newsagents Association of NSW & ACT (NANA) has served its Member Newsagents and Lottery Agents by advocating on their behalf to newspaper publishers, magazine publishers, magazine distributors, lottery vendors, the NSW State Government and Parliament, the ACT Territory Government and Parliament, the Australian Government and Parliament, the media and the general public.
Across Australia, Newsagents and Lottery Agents are an integral part of the distribution of newspapers, magazines, and other complementary products and services. There exists over 4,500 Newsagents. In NSW and ACT, there are over 1,200 Newsagents and Lottery Agents.
NANA assists its Members through the escalation of their individual business issues and concerns for resolution. This includes new contracts, amendments of existing contracts, termination of contracts, sale of businesses, industrial relations, wages, as well as occupational health and safety.
In alliance with the Australian Newsagents' Federation (ANF) and its affiliates, NANA collaborates with its Members in order to develop economically viable business futures for the Newsagents and Lottery Agents channels. NANA's alliances through the ANF include the Queensland Newsagents' Federation (QNF), the Victorian Association for Newsagents (VANA) and the West Australian Newsagents Association (WANA).
The industry issues currently undertaken by NANA and its alliance partners include Nationwide News' T2020 Project, Fairfax Media's SMART Project, newspaper home/subscription delivery fees and distribution model, the oversupply/undersupply of magazines, the future contract(s), business model(s) and remuneration structure(s) with NSW Lotteries, the extended working relationships with Lottery Agents' Association of Victoria (LAAV) and the Lottery Agents Queensland (LAQ), and the 5-year and 10-year future business models for Newsagents and Lottery Agents.
Working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), NANA has two ACCC authorisations (A91117 and A91269) to collectively bargain with newspaper publishers, magazine distributors and NSW Lotteries.
NANA reflects the intentions of its financial Members. It is supported by nine Board of Directors elected by its financial Members. And NANA is served by a staff comprising of a Chief Executive Officer, Accounts, Finance and Business Services.