While negotiating with the publishers, Victorian newsagents argued that like South Australian newsagents they should be allowed to charge a statement fee. What News Limited unexpectedly did was agree on condition that newsagents offer their clients a free internet email solution. So Victorian Newsagents have to on client request provide statements electronically. If they are unable to do that then they cannot charge a statement fee.
Of course newsagents in other states can use this to save money too. It costs nothing to send an email statement.