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Scam Email Alert

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Warning on Toppling Furniture following the Death of another Child

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Review of the Mandatory Standard for Bunk Beds

Thursday, March 03, 2016

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Padded Chair a Flop and Folding Stool Fail

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Harvey Norman Franchisees Ordered to Pay Penalties for False or Misleading Representations About Consumer Rights

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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ACCC Wants to Curb Oligopoly Power

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The AFA is tracking developments on this important topic affecting many AFA Members. Australian Competition & Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims has urged the Federal Government to strengthen laws aimed at companies that abuse their market power.    Read More . . .

Free Webinar: Sourcing Safe Products Under the Australian Consumer Law

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Do you know how to source safe products and what your obligations are if you import products/components etc? The ACCC is holding a free interactive webinar on sourcing safe products under the Australian Consumer Law.     Read More . . .

ACCC Investigating Hazardous Dyes in Textiles

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The AFA is pleased to announce to members that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is considering options to limit consumer exposure to hazardous azo dyes in certain clothing, textiles and leather goods.    Read More . . .

New Rights for Food and Grocery Suppliers Should also Apply to Other Industries

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The AFA were happy to hear that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission introduced the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct.

However the AFA feels this code of conduct should be rolled out to cover all sectors where there are suppliers and retailers and wholesalers. AFA is aware of members who have experienced the significant imbalance in bargaining power between suppliers and large retailers and wholesalers.

The current code is only applicable to the Food and Grocery sector, the AFA will contact the ACCC on behalf of members who are experiencing issues with their retailers or wholesalers for a confidential discussion.
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ACCC Announces Priorities and Strives for Tougher Penalties

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The AFA notes that whilst the ACCC’s strategy for 2015 does not include complaints against imported products, including furniture, complaints are in fact on the rise. The new compliance and enforcement priorities for 2015 are on cartel conduct in government procurement, truth in advertising, competition and consumer issues in the health sector and industry codes.    Read More . . .


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