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National Newsagent - September 2015
With more publicity and more
winners it seems that Tatts
Lotteries new game Set for
Life is set to boost lottery
sales in newsagencies.
Adam from Pennant Hills
Newsagency said once one
person asks for a Set for Life
game, people in the queue
behind ask about it and then
play too. “It’s going quite
well,” he said. Adam takes
the opportunity to suggest a
$2 lottery ticket as it was up
to $7 million in August. “Most
people say yes,” he said. Adam has recently taken over the
businesses and is happily upselling.
Graham Sturgiss from Woonona Newsagents on the NSW south
coast sold the first winning ticket and he says it was a local person
who won and it has created much interest in the community.
Tatts Lotteries announced that a Wollongong father in his
forties has gone down in Australia’s lottery history as the first
winner in Australia’s new draw lottery game after his entry
won 1st prize!
“It’s so wonderful! We’re so happy for our winner and wish
them all the best for the next 20 years!” Mr Sturgiss said.
“We’ve had a lot of customers excited by the new Set for Life
game so this is such great news!”
ATO products in newsagents
The ATO changed its distribution strategy for paper tax
returns in 2013. The ATO is continuing to review its strategy
for paper products as it increases the availability of its
digital services. As part of this, it will remove remaining ATO
products from newsagents over the next few months.
The ATO wants to minimise the impact on customers who
are seeking its products, so it has developed a postcard,
in consultation with the ANF, which outlines how your
customers can obtain these products from the ATO.
The postcard will assist newsagents with any customer
queries in the transition to removing ATO products from
newsagents. Newsagents should have received copies of the
postcards at the start of July and more can be ordered from
Gordon and Gotch up until 31 October.
Other ATO products will be available for distribution to
newsagents up until 30 September.
ABC products available in some
ABC Commercial will begin a phased exit from its portfolio
of ABC Shop properties. ABC Retail will review its lease
arrangements with landlords and develop a revised retail
model with a focus on ABC Shop Online and ABC branded
outlets in other retailers.
This strategy aligns with the changing retail environment,
as consumers increasingly access content digitally through
subscription services and downloads and purchase physical
products online. It is no longer possible for the ABC to sustain
a large network of leased stores, traditionally reliant on DVD
and CD formats. However, ABC DVDs, music, books, toys and
merchandise will still be widely available for customers to
purchase through ABC Shop Online and other retailers.
Robert Patterson, Director of ABC Commercial said: “This
direction is also in keeping with the shift of ABC audiences to
accessing content across an array of digital platforms, while
maintaining an appropriate level of physical retail distribution.
Consumers will still be able to purchase much loved content
both online and in stores.”
Source: ABC Press Release
Changes mooted to Sunday penalties
The Productivity Commission released their Draft Report
into the Workplace Relations Framework and recommended
some of the changes for which the ANF had lobbied.
Productivity Commission chair Peter Harris announced the
Commission wants to safeguard the penalty rates for essential
services staff such as nurses and paramedics and radically
overhaul the system for workers in the retail and hospitality
industries but is looking at freeing up some retail awards.
The Productivity Commission recommends the Sunday rate
be made equal to the Saturday rate for industries which are
not essential services such as hospitality and retail.
In the ANF’s submission to this inquiry earlier this year, the
ANF asked for a more common sense approach to Sunday
Penalty rates in retail, easier access for small businesses to
utilise Enterprise Bargaining Agreements and significantly
better Individual Flexibility Arrangement (IFA) provisions,
along with a simplified model for meeting employer
obligations and some changes to how the Fair Work
Commission works with small business.
Significantly, the Productivity Commission in its key
recommendations in the Draft Report has responded to the
majority of the issues raised by the ANF.
Some important recommendations were
that Sunday penalty rates for cafes, hospitality,
entertainment, restaurants and retailing should be
aligned with Saturday rates.
for enterprise bargaining in small enterprises to
include switching back from the better off overall
test to a no-disadvantage test.
on IFA’s for providing better information on their use, and
extending the termination period of the arrangements as
well as moving to the no-disadvantage test.
on a new form of agreement—the ‘enterprise
contract’—to fill the gap between enterprise
agreements and individual arrangements.
that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) be restructured
into a dispute resolution body and an analytical body.
The ANF’s full submission is available on the ANF website.
The full report is available at http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/
Set for life!
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