The Newsagents Association of NSW and ACT (NANA) is visiting newsagents all over NSW to discuss the possible impacts of the end of the moratorium which limits NSW Lotteries to small business outlets. The moratorium ends on 31 March and lottery operator Tatts Lotteries has approached Woolworths/Coles and other chains to investigate possibilities for its network.
CEO of NANA Andrew Packham said the support they have been receiving from newsagents, business and politicians is gratifying. “Many of our industry partners will be affected by the outcome of the Tatts decision as their businesses are inexorable linked with the newsagency channel. Local employment could be affected and some newsagencies could be forced to close. The support from News Corp and Fairfax regional papers has seen the story explained to the local people.
One of many stories appeared in the Coffs Harbour Advocate this week.