South Australian newsagents, through ANCOL, are spending in excess of $100,000 to protest the failure of ANCOL’s bid to win a government contract. The spend is in the form of professional lobbying. Yesterday in Adelaide there was a public protest as part of the campaign.
While the lobbying focuses on the politicians, some newsagents have said they would like to see the ACNOL bid document to assess for themselves if the business put forward an appropriate tender on their behalf.
There could be more to this story than what newsagents have been told.