'Well done to Western Australia's Parliamentary Speaker Michael Sutherland who recently spent almost $27,000 on Australian made furniture including a table, 12 chairs and lounge for his office,’ says Australian Furniture Association (AFA) CEO, Patrizia Torelli.

'Mr Sutherland’s decision reflects the AFA’s recent demand for greater support from all governments in relation to procurement of Australian products and services, much the same way our international trading partners support their own industry sectors,’ confirms Ms Torelli.

The AFA recently made the submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry: Commonwealth Procurement Procedures to argue the case to increase the current ratio of Australian goods and services versus imported goods and services.’ (Download the Submission below)

Full Media Release: AFA supports Sutherland’s $27,000 spend on Australian furniture

Submission - Commonwealth Procurement Procedures