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The Queensland Newsagents Federation (QNF) Board of Directors has announced that it will merge with the Australian Newsagents Federation (ANF) as a division of the national association.

The QNF and ANF Boards said the vision and purpose of the merger is to strengthen the position of Queensland newsagents by delivering more consistent and effective outcomes, developing a stronger united voice and enhancing the strength and influence of the ANF.

Chairman of the QNF Board, Rod Bradley said there had never been a better time to be a part of a strong professional industry lobby group.

“It is vital for individual newsagents to unite under one national body to address the many day to day pressures facing the industry,” said Bradley.

CEO of the QNF, Ann Nugent, said it was important to recognise that the merger was neither a take-over nor an acquisition.

“The QNF is a strong functioning association which will complement the ANF and empower our members with a stronger level of representation and support,” said Nugent.

CEO of the ANF, Alf Maccioni said the merger would result in greater authority and more robust negotiations with governments, suppliers and the media.

 “By increasing our national association in size, newsagents will gain a stronger influence and a stronger brand, which will generate increased opportunities and income for the newsagency industry,” said Maccioni.

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