ACCC, ANF and industry suppliers

The ACCC has been recently notifying many newsagent suppliers that they are *targets* in the ANF application to renew its current ACCC Authorisation. I think much of the confusion, and concern was due to bad handling by ANF. It should have notified all the parties first even if just as a courtesy. I think the problem is that ANF did not think it was such a big deal, after all from ANF's point of view even if the ACCC gives authorisation, it is purely voluntary if a supplier wishes to enter such negotiations.

I urge any supplier who gets this letter, if they have any queries to contact the ANF immediately and discuss what is going on before doing anything.

For those with real concerns, I suspect that most if not all your concerns can be addressed promptly. For those that want to make waves, well here is your chance.