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LUXXBOX BRINGS HOME SWAG OF INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

LUXXBOX BRINGS HOME SWAG OF INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

In a major coup for authentic Australian design, AFA Member, Luxxbox, has taken out a number of awards at NeoCon 2019, the world’s leading trade show event for the commercial design industry. Making their NeoCon debut this year, Luxxbox showcased a number of new...

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Double win for tree-saving tech

Double win for tree-saving tech

A world-first Australian technology that converts plantation logs into mature hardwood in just a day, has won two Awards at this year's prestigious Good Design Awards Ceremony. 3RT's digital production unit won the Engineering Design category for outstanding design...

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Last Chance To Enter International Pinnacle Awards 2019

Last Chance To Enter International Pinnacle Awards 2019

Entries into the 2019 ACE Awards©  have been granted direct entry into the 2019 USA International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) Pinnacle Awards® (*criteria applies). Judged by a panel of International adjudicators, including AFA CEO, Patrizia Torelli, the...

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Product Recall Insurance a MUST for Furnishing Industry

Product recalls are on the rise as ever increasing consumer protection and new regulations come into play. It does not take much of a defect to fail to meet various legislation and Australian Standards. Australian businesses in the furnishing industry are responsible...

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Focus on furnishing industry standards now at critical point

Standards are applied to protect buyers, consumers and users. They are used to demonstrate a commitment to the community’s expectation of a safe and sustainable Australia and are recognised as a value-add to Australia’s economic efficiency, trade and international...

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Pokies players hurt while playing poker machines

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/pokies-players-getting-hurt-while-playing-poker-machines/news-story/c8ba389062205914afd5746357df024d http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6021293/Poker-players-risk-broken-hips-wrists-thanks-cheap-Chinese-furniture.html

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Biosecurity and Illegal Logging Free Service

Did you know, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has a free service available to confidentially report information about suspected breaches of Australian biosecurity laws? Redline allows callers to report matters that may not be detected, reported or...

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Four baby cots recalled in one month

The Australasian Furnishing Association is alarmed to learn that four separate baby cots have been recalled the ACCC in just one month. Even more alarming is the fact that all three were sold online. ‘With the impending launch of Amazon into Australia, we’re concerned...

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Are You Sitting on a Cancer-Causing Couch?

As previously researched and reported by the Australian Furniture Association, the concerns about hazardous AZO dyes in clothing and bed linen have recently been extended to include textiles and leather used in the manufacture of furniture into Australia. In July this...

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Warning – Toppling furniture kills another child

The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) is continuing to push for stronger legislation since the announcement of IKEA’s alert re toppling furniture and subsequent child deaths. This issue is not exclusive to the IKEA incident, and the AFA is aware of a number of...

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