Expressions of interest are invited for a volunteer Consumers’ Federation of Australia (CFA) representative on a Standards Australia Technical Committee reviewing a series of bicycle and bicycle accessories standards. CFA representatives on Standards Committees are volunteers who represent the interests of consumers, in forming and revising Australian Standards. It’s a very practical and useful way…Read More Could you represent consumers on a Bicycle Committee?
Standards Australia in conjunction with the Department of Finance, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and other stakeholders, are pleased to announce Australia will be adopting an internationally aligned standard for ICT accessibility in procurement. Standards Australia CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans, said that the new Australian Standard is to be used as guidance…Read More Standards Australia and Department of Finance combine to provide greater access to technology for Australians living with a disability.
Gas stoves and cooktops are a common feature in Australian households, and are a fast and efficient way to cook. While gas appliances must be certified before they can be installed in our homes, it is still wise to be aware of the potential dangers. An updated Australian/New Zealand standard has recently been published which…Read More Now we’re cooking with Gas!
CFA representative David Gray is on the Standards Australia Technical Committee EL-041 Lamps and related equipment which reviewed data obtained from incidents that occurred during the Federal Government’s Home Insulation Program, and data supplied by electrical safety regulators and industry participants in relation to thermal insulation placed over recessed luminaires. The committee identified that updating…Read More Recessed luminaires (downlights) – new standard improves consumer safety
Every week in Australia about 20 children present at hospitals after swallowing a button battery. Two children have died: in 2013 and 2015. When swallowed, small coin-sized lithium button batteries can get stuck in a child’s throat and cause severe burns or death. The statistic has prompted an alliance between consumer group Choice, The Parenthood and Kidsafe Queensland,…Read More Dangers of button batteries
CFA representatives have contributed to the development of standards which make our summer safer.Read More Enjoy the Australian summer with the protection of Australian Standards
On 5 December 2015 we celebrate International Volunteer Day. First established by the United Nations thirty years ago, it’s a day for volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to showcase the difference they make in their communities.Read More International Volunteer Day 5 December 2015
Standards Australia has released the standard on wayfinding available for public comment until the 18 January 2016. Wayfinding within the built environment is an activity that affects everyone in a community. AS 1428.4.2 specifies the minimum wayfinding design requirements to enable pedestrians particularly those who are blind or vision impaired to enter, to leave and…Read More Public comment now open on Wayfinding, particularly for those who are vision impaired
Standards Australia has released four Australian/New Zealand standards on Safety of toys available for public comment until the 14 December 2015.Read More Public comment now open on Toy Safety Standards
CFA is seeking expressions of interestRead More Could you represent consumers on Standards Australia Committees?
Report addresses problem areas for actionRead More Consumer product-related injuries in children
Program provides training re standards development processRead More Standards Australia announces Young Leaders for 2013-14