Vapes. Cocaine. Crystal Meth. PFAS.

All of these products and substances are or will be subject to regulation and enforcement. What did we find? The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) recently completed a significant piece of work investigating the role of designing Commercial Furniture for the...

VALE John Halkett – Industry Legend

The death of industry dynamo John Halkett has sent ripples of shock and sadness across the forest and forest products sector in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. The Australian Furniture Association is deeply saddened to learn that one of its greatest allies...

The Victorian Manufacturing Showcase is coming in November!

The Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2023 (VMS2023) will take place on Tuesday, 21 November, at the Moonee Valley Racing Club hosted by the Victorian Government, in partnership with NORTH Link. The showcase will shine a spotlight on the future of advanced...

Building a better future: The Resurgence of Australian Manufacturing

The Australian Furniture Association are proud supporters of the Australian manufacturing industry and are actively campaigning with various projects to ensure that the industry not only survives, but thrives – now and for future generations. Many AFA Member...

Australia in Top 3 Asia-Pacific Robotic Process Automation Adoption

The Robotic Process Automation market is witnessing significant growth, driven by its ability to automate manual, repetitive, and rule-based tasks while reducing costs and improving efficiency. The Australian Furniture Association is monitoring advances that will...

Furniture Company Collapses Into Liquidation

A troubled Australian online furniture retailer has recently gone into liquidation leaving thousands of consumers without their paid for products. The Australian Furniture Association is adamant that AFA Member companies are not involved in the collapse, sighting...

Furniture Company Collapses Into Liquidation – AFA Members Edition

A troubled Australian online furniture retailer has recently gone into liquidation leaving thousands of consumers without their paid for products. The Australian Furniture Association is adamant that AFA Member companies are not involved in the collapse, sighting...

Policy. Legislation. Regulation. Know the Law

The NSW EPA has released its Climate Change Policy and Action Plan 2023-26. Australian Furniture Association Members wanting to familiarise themselves with these changes can visit the links below. Read...

Policy. Legislation. Regulation. Know the Law – AFA Members Edition

The NSW EPA has released its Climate Change Policy and Action Plan 2023-26. Australian Furniture Association Members wanting to familiarise themselves with these changes can visit the links below. The NSW EPA Climate Change Policy and Action Plan 2023-26, outlines a...

Victorian Fair Jobs Code Impacts on Procurement

The Victorian Fair Jobs Code has been launched and important changes will affect the way the Australian Furniture industry does business with the Victorian Government, a move strongly supported by the Australian Furniture Association (AFA). The Fair Jobs Code (the...

Digital Jobs for Manufacturing – Victoria

Applications are now open for the Digital Jobs for Manufacturing program. The program aims to upskill workers in the manufacturing sector. The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) urges Victorian manufacturers, who are eligible, to access fully subsidised,12-week...

Action on the Furnishing Industry Skill Shortage

It is not an industry secret that we are currently experiencing challenging times. Navigating the most significant gap between work volumes and availability of skilled labour to date. Without immediate intervention, we can not see our shared low labour woes arresting.

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...

Commercial Furniture Design Strategies for 2030

In keeping with Australia’s carbon commitments for 2030,,the need to reduce Australian landfill and societal changes since COVID, Australian Commercial Furniture requires a transformational change to a circular economy . The AFA Furniture 360 Project has now developed design principles to enable such a transformation.