EDUCATION UPDATES

IKEA recall of children’s furniture still on the minds of young families

In recent times the headlines have read ‘IKEA Re-announces recall of MALM and other models of chests and dressers due to serious tip-over hazard; 8th child fatality reported; consumers urged to choose between refund or repair. These headlines have been related to US...

Importers Beware – YOU are legally responsible for the goods YOU import

Are you aware that your business is responsible for any product that you import, manufacture, sell, supply or distribute? This means that you can be held liable for any defect or other condition that renders the product unsafe and results in injury, death or damage....

Buying furniture for a venue? Top Tips for venue operators to avoid the risks of litigation.

In recent months the Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) has assisted a number of furniture industry businesses to manage litigious situations. The increase in insurance claims is due to the lack of understanding by venue operators in procuring the correct...

An Issue of National Importance

by Simona Jobbagy, AFCoPN Chair, Director of Business, Design, Media and ICT Programs, Swinburne University “Preparing young people for the new future of work is an issue of national importance” according to the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA, 2015). The fast...

PRIORITY OCCUPATION LIST

The West Australian Food, Fibre & Timber Industries Training Council needs information from industry about the supply of skilled employees in the following sectors: Textiles Furniture, Wood & related products Forestry & Timber There are specific...

Leading A Culture of Innovation

by Simona Jobbagy, AFCoPN Chair, Director of Business, Design, Media and ICT Programs, Swinburne University January is always a good time for reflection on the year past, as well as some blue sky thinking to help us deal with the challenges that await us. As our...