AFA Update
Business, Employee and Health Support  

The Coronavirus will continue to be, one of the biggest challenges facing the furnishing and related industries (AFA) in modern times. As governments and health officials provide us with rapidly changing information, the AFA are committed to keeping our industry up-to-date and informed with the most important information. 


Financial support for small business

The Australian Government has announced financial support for businesses, including cashflow assistance, to combat the economic damage the coronavirus will cause for all Australians. More information is expected over the coming days.


Below are links to government websites that provide important information for businesses: 

·         Government assistance for business

·         Boosting cash flow for employers

·         Supporting apprentices and trainees

·         Employer finance and business obligations

                                                                              Advice for employers – employee welfare

The Fairwork Ombudsman has produced valuable information on workplace entitlements and employer obligations as it relates to businesses managing employee welfare during this time.

                                                                                                            Health Advice

The Department of Health is providing up to the minute advice on how people can protect themselves and others.


If the AFA can be of any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Stay safe.
The AFA Team.

The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) is the peak industry organisation representing Australian and International Members and provides advocacy and lobbying leadership via government and industry led networks. Spanning national and global markets the AFA contributes to worldwide consultation, collaboration and developments on behalf of all Members across the Australasian region. AFA Members are reputable suppliers to residential and commercial environs, including the hospitality, tourism, workplace, health and education sectors.
AFA Members operate across the furnishing supply chain including education and training, design, manufacturing, supply of services and materials, installation, compliance, testing and certification, import and export of furniture, furnishings and components.