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Beware the ‘Artful Dodgers’!

Beware the ‘Artful Dodgers’!

The AFA CEO, Patrizia Torelli, represented the Australian Furniture industry in a Panel discussion with over 300 Retailers at the Sustainable Retail Go Conference 2024, Hosted by the National Online Retailers Association.The Topic: The critical role of collaboration...

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Product Recall Nightmare

Product Recall Nightmare

How much would it cost your business to remove, replace and reinstall products that you have manufactured or imported? Product recalls can be a nightmare for businesses. The financial losses, legal liabilities, and reputational damage can put your business in a...

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Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation Review

Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation Review

Public consultation on the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012 has been concluded by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Australian Furniture Association contributed to the consultation process on behalf of the furnishing...

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Helping all Queenslanders get ‘Back to Work’

Helping all Queenslanders get ‘Back to Work’

The 'Back to Work' program provides financial and non-financial support to Queensland employers and job seekers who are facing disadvantages. Employers have access to two support payments: •Youth Boost ($20,000): To hire a jobseeker aged 15-24 who was previously...

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Tips for protecting your brand with a registered trade mark

Tips for protecting your brand with a registered trade mark

The AFA has received some advice from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on protecting your brand. Tip 1: Use IP Australia’s TM Checker before investing significantly in your brand to: search for existing trademarks similar to your name, phrase...

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ATO Tips to avoid paying interest on BAS

ATO Tips to avoid paying interest on BAS

The AFA has received some advice from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) about sharing tips to help your business meet its tax obligations to avoid paying unnecessary interest (currently 11.38%) and penalties. Set up a separate bank account for pay-as-you-go (PAYG)...

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QLD Small Business Month

QLD Small Business Month

The AFA reminds QLD AFA members to reach out to the Department during Queensland Small Business Month (QSBM) this May.  QSBM will celebrate the 482,000 small businesses operating across our state. QSBM recognises it takes considerable dedication to run a business...

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In Oak We Trust

In Oak We Trust

The AFA will be watching this closely over the coming months to as the Australian timber supply chain is preparing for life after native hardwoods, with manufacturers now importing boatloads of 40-foot containers of American hardwoods to keep up with record demand. In...

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