Slowing tech investment upsets growth goal.

AFA CEO, Patrizia Torelli, has been monitoring the “Tech Investment” conversation for some time and wants to bring this conversation to the attention of AFA our partners and members. The Australian Financial Review reports on this phenomenon, and the AFA...

AFA’s VOICE is getting louder.

The Australian Furniture Association welcomes its newest Members and Business Service Partners. They join the growing voice of the industry and leaders who enjoy business services, networking, and stakeholder opportunities to grow, promote and protect Australia’s...

When is an Employer Responsible For The Actions of its Employees?

Vicarious liability occurs when an employer becomes liable for negligent acts or omissions by their employee ‘in the course of employment’, regardless of whether the employer permitted the employee’s actions. Employers must ensure their employees always act safely and...

Expression of Interest – Supply of Furniture Manufacturing Services

The AFA has received a client request for expressions of interest from Australian companies to supply services to a niche furniture design company in NSW. Suppliers MUST meet the criteria below. Services Required: CNC cutting of shelving in hardwood Min. machine...

4 Ways the Future will be Sustainable

The Australian Furniture Association announces four recommendations for sustainable government procurement of furniture. Furniture accounts for 8.5 million tonnes of office furniture waste annually. The Australian National Audit Office found that between 1 July 2017...

Shape Queensland’s workforce: Participate in our insights survey

The AFA encourage our members to support the Queensland government in their short survey to help support employers, industries, and communities to meet workforce needs through initiatives, programs and support addressing current and emerging workforce priorities.  To...

Sustainable government procurement of furniture

The Australian Furniture Association announces four recommendations for sustainable government procurement of furniture.Furniture accounts for 8.5 million tonnes of office furniture waste annually. In 2021-22, Government spending in Australia accounted for 26.8% per...

For Less Than The Cost of a Cup of Coffee Per Day!

And so another year has begun and the outlook is very positive for the furnishing industry. In 2024 we hope to see a continued reduction in ‘poor quality’ furnishing product recalls and an increase in quality products that meet our very high Australian Standards....

Critical Industry Training – Wood Machining

Today’s HOT TOPIC is TRAINING. The newly appointed skills organisation, Skills Insight, is reaching out for our industry’s feedback on WOOD MACHINING QUALIFICATIONS. This SURVEY is critical to our industry. Background from Skills Insight: Changes to the MSF Furnishing...

ASH Rises – Phoenix Meets Aussie Demand for Hardwoods!

Australia’s largest hardwood timber manufacturer is accelerating production, now importing thirty or more 40-foot containers of American hardwoods monthly to compensate for locked-up Victorian hardwoods. Known as “Glacial Oak”, the new American Oak (Q. rubra) is...

Australia’s Migration Strategy – what are the proposed changes?

There is a lot of discussion on the greatly anticipated Government’s release of its ‘Migration Strategy’. Most of the changes foreshadowed throughout the year will be implemented by the end of 2024. AFA Partners, Ajuria Lawyers, are experts in Migration Law and will...

Australia’s Migration Strategy – what are the proposed changes?

There is a lot of discussion on the greatly anticipated Government’s release of its ‘Migration Strategy’. Most of the changes foreshadowed throughout the year will be implemented by the end of 2024. AFA Partners, Ajuria Lawyers, are experts in Migration Law and will...

Cyber Attack! – Payment Redirection Fraud on the increase

Online scams have been around for a long time. Spotting a suspicious-looking email dotted with spelling mistakes and bad grammar is easy, BUT we don’t usually expect the scam to involve people or businesses that we deal with on a regular basis or would otherwise...

Cyber Attack! – Payment Redirection Fraud on the increase.

Online scams have been around for a long time. Spotting a suspicious-looking email dotted with spelling mistakes and bad grammar is easy, BUT we don’t usually expect the scam to involve people or businesses that we deal with on a regular basis or would otherwise...