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VANA Member Delivers on Channel 10

VANA Member Delivers on Channel 10

Dear Members,

Please see below a great story on Channel 10 last night about a leading VANA Distributor, Cameron Mullenger and his family.

Cameron also works with VANA on our steering committee with Newscorp and Nine and has dedicated his life to the industry.

Well done Cameron, it’s a great watch!

Kind regards,

The VANA/NLNA Team

VANA & STATE GOVERNMENT VICTORIA UNIFIED

VANA & STATE GOVERNMENT VICTORIA UNIFIED

14TH August 2020

Dear Members,

A really informative zoom call today with the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming & Liquor regulation the Hon Melissa Horne MP.

Minister Horne was instrumental in keeping us open during this heavy stage 4 lock down.

The Minister’s key points coming out of the call with myself were:

  • Newsagents are an essential service during stage 4 COVID19 restrictions.
  • We are now getting on top and stabilising the new cases of corona virus- 372 cases today. The pandemic is very real, and all government rules and regulations must be followed without exception
  • Newsagents are doing a great job considering we are in a state of disaster and continue to deliver an essential service to the community, not just newspapers but a broad range of products and services.
  • We need to continue to keep up the great work in all things COVID19 in our newsagency – Mandatory Face Coverings, Hand Sanitiser, Social Distancing & good hygiene.
  • As the Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, lotteries is a large part of our industry. I intend to keep working closely with VANA ,as lotteries provides substantial revenue to the state government of Victoria and is a major source of income for newsagents.

Regards,

Brendan Tohill 
CEO 
VANA

Distributors delivering an essential service

Distributors delivering an essential service

12th August 2020

Dear Members,

A special mention to all distributors in Victoria during stage 4 restrictions.

It is recognised by both Newscorp and Nine that we have the very best distributors here in Victoria.

Staggered shifts, mandatory face coverings, social distancing and a whole lot of chaos that surrounds Victoria during this pandemic has not stopped us delivering.

Each and every week we are delivering over 350,000 newspapers to Victorians during this crisis (source Newscorp) in what can only be described as an amazing effort of resilience and discipline.

So, to be clear here that is 1.5million newspapers per month.

Whether you distribute 200 papers per morning or 10,000 you are providing an essential service and media to Victorians.

From the VANA staff and directors -thank you and please keep up the great work it’s truly appreciated. 

Regards,

Brendan Tohill 
CEO 
VANA

VANA PROMOTES ‘NEWSAGENTS AS OPEN FOR BUSINESS’ ON 3AW

VANA PROMOTES ‘NEWSAGENTS AS OPEN FOR BUSINESS’ ON 3AW

Dear Members,

VANA is so proud of the job you are doing on the front line.

With many Victorians working from home and home schooling, your customers need access to everyday essentials without delay.

Newsagents are one of the only retailers where customers can walk into a store to access essential items instantly… there is no need to place an order and wait for a delivery in a few days!

This presents a great opportunity for all newsagents during Stage 4 restrictions to increase sales, by reminding customers you are an essential service and open for business as usual.

Commencing tomorrow VANA will be running advertisements on 3AW, Victoria’s number 1 radio station, promoting newsagents as an essential service and open for business.

This will drive more traffic into your stores and more opportunities to increase income.

Keep up the great work & stay safe.

Please check the link below for  3AW audience reach.

Regards,

Brendan Tohill
CEO

Important announcement: NEWSAGENTS OPEN FOR BUSINESS CLARIFICATION

Important announcement: NEWSAGENTS OPEN FOR BUSINESS CLARIFICATION

4th August 2020

Dear Members,

Clarification as to what newsagencies can open.

  • If you are a standalone newsagency you can continue to trade.
  • If you are a newsagency with a Tatts you can continue to trade.
  • If you are a newsagency with a Tatts in a shopping centre, you can continue to trade.
  • If you are a standalone Tatts Kiosk, we are seeking clarification from STATE GOVERNMENT and Tabcorp today by 3pm. Government determining whether this is essential.

 

We know and understand this is a stressful time for ALL Members and we are here to support across Job Keeper, Job Seeker, New $5,000 small business grant available. Please contact jess.gleeson@nowactually.com.au or jenna.paulin@nowactually.com.au
or call Jess on  0447 016 840 and Jenna on 0447 016 045.

Other queries can be directed to general@vana.com.au and see Premier’s Statement below.

Regards,

Brendan Tohill
CEO
VANA