The Time To Secure Your Next Energy Contract Is Now

During the past month, we saw a downward movement in the price per MWh for NSW, VIC and QLD for all years. In contrast, SA had a significant increase in price. For 2023 contracts, NSW, VIC and QLD are nearing $50/MWh below recent record highs. The Federal...

Why “fast fashion” runs rampant in the furniture sector

The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) was successful in securing a federally funded grant on product stewardship early in 2022. Design of Commercial Furniture for the Circular Economy – Furniture 360 – will unpack how the furniture industry will address the...

Furniture 360 Briefing – September 2022

Furniture 360 Project Leader, Mark Thomson, speaks with the Australian Furniture Association (AFA) head of Partnerships and Marketing Jason Ross about the Furniture 360 project. Jason Ross – Mark thank you for your time. Earlier this year you were appointed Project...

Suppliers of infant sleep products legally bound

It is important that suppliers of infant sleep products are legally bound by the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and are fully aware of their legal obligations in terms of supplying safe products…

Wood-n’t we all like to know more?

MORE than 100 architects, engineers, and specifiers will gather in Melbourne on August 23-24 for one of Australia’s largest timber industry events and AFA Members are invited to join…

Take control of your business energy contracts

Australia is in an energy crisis. It’s been all over the news. The current volatile energy market means there’s never been a more vital time to be monitoring your energy bills and making sure your energy contract is being managed effectively. Our newest partner is helping businesses across the country take back control of their energy requirements. Fight back against the energy crisis.

Mandatory Reporting of Unsafe Products

There is an obligation under the Australian Consumer Law for suppliers to report any death or serious injury or illness associated with their products to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Suppliers will not know about an incident unless they are contacted by the consumer or health clinician, information is posted on social media or becomes part of a mainstream media news story. This mode is increasingly common especially when the consumer is not feeling heard by the supplier or government agency.

Urban Eyesore – the Tip of the Iceberg

Bushfire and flood emergencies have highlighted the extent of Australia’s furniture waste problem – a familiar urban eyesore on pavements and nature strips and a massive public health and disposal issue for Councils. However, what we see on our streets, is only the tip of the iceberg, as far as furniture waste is concerned.

Industry Opportunity Through Stewardship System

A resilient and sustainable furniture industry, with Australia positioned as a global leader in innovation, is the aim of a three-year programme to develop a commercial furniture Product Stewardship system with minimal financial impact on the industry.

Buying furniture for a venue? Top tips to avoid the risk of litigation.

The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) continues to assist its Members manage litigious situations. The increase in claims is due to the lack of understanding from Buyers or Specifiers about the right, fit for purpose product and the maintenance regime required...

SGS Partners with the Australasian Furnishing Association

SGS 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...

Timber Due Diligence Compliance Toolkit

Timber Due Diligence Compliance Want to Book your own dedicated Timber Due Diligence Compliance Check for your Business Team? Businesses and individuals who import regulated timber products into Australia, or who process domestically grown raw logs, may face penalties...