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...

Energy Action partners for significant AFA Member savings.

The partnership could not have come at a more crucial time for Australian businesses. The energy market’s volatility is making national headlines and businesses all over Australia are at the front line of the high prices which are placing so much economic pressure on...

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.

SME Share of Government Spending Doubled

The federal government has dramatically boosted the share of government procurement earmarked for Australia’s small and medium sized businesses.

Preventing Sexual Harassment (Positive Duty on Employers)

The introductory session informs AFA members of some minimum standards that all organisations must follow to comply with the positive duty. The standards require actions to be taken to both prevent and respond to sexual harassment. Learn more from Richard Thompson of Archer Thompson Lawyers.

New laws would require employers to actively prevent sex harassment

Employers may be required to train staff to speak up about workplace sexual harassment with a view to preventing it, or at least intervene earlier, and deal with power imbalances without excluding women, under legislation committed to by the new Labor government.

Website Essentials

Building a website requires so much more than what meets the eye. It’s not just pretty pictures and clickable buttons, but a multitude of other factors that also provide the foundation for an effective website.