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Independent Review of the Impacts of the Illegal Logging Regulations on Small Business

Thursday, March 03, 2016

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EU’s Logging Laws Failing as Illegal Wood Trade Grows

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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Victorian Government Not Keeping Kids Safe

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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 . . .

National Safe Work Month electronic kit now available - Safe Work Australia

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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 . . .

Using Glass in Furniture Design

Friday, August 21, 2015

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 . . .

Industry United on Country of Origin Labelling

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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 . . .

Safe Seating for Public Spaces – A Must for Commercial Furniture Suppliers

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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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 . . .

Quality Standards Announced for Furnitex Connect

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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 . . .


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