The Andrews Labor Government headlines scream ‘$730 Million To Fix Our Schools And Keep Our Kids Safe’ (source: http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/730-million-to-fix-our-schools-and-keep-our-kids-safe) and then puts them directly in the line of fire. Read More . . .
AFA Members are encouraged to download the National Safe Work Month electronic information kit, designed to assist organisations raise awareness of work health and safety, from the National Safe Work Month web page. Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer Michelle Baxter is encouraging individuals and organisations to participate in National Safe Work Month and make use of the resources provided in the electronic information kit. Read More . . .
The increasing trend in the use of Glass in the design of furniture has seen an increase in AFA Members enquiring about standards and regulations for the proper use of glass. The Australian standard’s Glass committee, said that there is no Australian standard for the use of glass in furniture as it is too difficult to implement and there has not been enough support for it. Read More . . .
The AFA and The Australian Made Campaign are urging the Australian Government to stay on course with its proposals for mandatory country-of-origin labelling and not be distracted by issues related to the USA’s country-of-origin regime. While this is only concerning food products initially the AFA would like the Government to apply this to all products and ensure all imported products meet Australian standards. Read More . . .
As a result of industry feedback at FURNITEX connect presentations in early 2015, the organisers have set an exhibition standard for the show in Melbourne in July 2015. Now under new management, FURNITEX connect comes with a fresh new look – with quality exhibition features and exhibitors as well as new educational initiatives. It's essentially a new event. The following Quality Standards will need to be met by all exhibitors to maintain integrity and legitimacy of the event. Read More . . .