$27.4 billion confirmed furniture industry contribution to Australian economy
The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) is recognised as the peak industry association for the furnishing sector supply chain in Australia. Collectively the industry employs more than 250,000 Australians directly and up to 500,000 indirectly. With an estimated value of $27.4 billion, the furnishing industry is an important contributor to the economic well-being and wealth of the nation.
How the Federal Election will affect the Australian Furniture Industry
In this one hour briefing learn how the Federal Election results will impact on your business and how you can influence future legislation, regulation, government procurement, supply chain issues and barriers to trade.
Reserve Bank of Australia increase cash rate by 50 basis points to 1.35 per cent
Global inflation is high. It is being boosted by COVID-related disruptions to supply chains, the war in Ukraine and strong demand which is putting pressure on productive capacity.
Round Two Export Market Development Grants Program Open 6 July 2022
To prepare for the opening of Round Two, Austrade has updated the EMDG web pages to provide detailed information about the Grants.
How will the future of retail impact on vertically integrated furniture businesses?
For the furniture manufacturing sector the retail industry is a barometer and catalyst for constant change. But what will happen in 2022 and future years to come?
NO. YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER.But we’d love to have you. More and more, the AFA receives calls on a whole range of topics, but mostly from stakeholders seeking help or advice, usually related to a business crisis. Increasingly the caller has assumed they are an AFA Member, when they are not. What...
The Sexiest Jobs GoingThe fastest growing industry in Australia is said to be the ‘lifestyle’ sector. Lifestyle media. Lifestyle design. Lifestyle communities. Lifestyle Products. Internet surfing or Instagram swiping has become the norm with the range of amazing products and design...
Scammers Target People Not Computers
According to research and intelligence at BlackBerry, criminals are working out how to target consumers better. The infrastructure of the cyber underground has evolved so they can deliver more timely and personalised deceptions to the public.
Five Steps To Deliver Industry Leadership
Chemicals of concern are a growing health and environmental issue.
SGS Partners with the Australasian Furnishing AssociationSGS has joined the ranks of premium partners for the benefit of Australasian Furnishing Association Members. SGS company will provide up-to-date technical information and testing services to AFA’s Members internationally “SGS has accepted an invitation to become a...
VALE – Australian Furniture Industry Master Ian Clive Howard (1923-2021)
The AFA Council, Members and Stakeholders are saddened to learn of the passing of a great founder and inaugural Master of the Australian Furniture Industry.