Supporting practical and efficient, evidence-based measures, to reduce the harm of smoking in our community
The Alliance of Australian Retailers represents over 3,000 small business retailers comprising newsagents, petrol stations, tobacconists and independent convenience and mixed-business retailers.
Its member associations are the Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association, the National Independent Retailers Association and the Tasmanian Small Business Council.
The Alliance supports practical and efficient, evidence-based measures, to reduce the harm of smoking in our community. Tobacco retailing policy initiatives should be suitably supported by evidence, and shouldn’t unfairly impact small retailers productivity and their capacity to legitimately go about their business.
We want to ensure that the voices and practical concerns of Australia’s small retailers are fairly heard, and that policy outcomes improve public health, while not further exacerbating the increasing trade in illicit tobacco and any inequitable shift of the Tobacco category from small businesses to only larger retailers.