Congratulations to CFA Standards representatives David Gray and Paul Loney who are members of the Standards Australia Technical Committee EL-041 Lamps and related equipment which received the Standards Australia Outstanding Committee Award for 2016.
Read More CFA reps on the Standards Australia Outstanding Committee 2016
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,…
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The Deni Greene Award is now in its fourth year. Based on the success of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Awards, it has a continuing relationship with the Bob Brown Foundation. The award was planned to run for 5 years, so this is the second last year of the award.
Read More Calling for nominations for the Deni Greene Award
Doing one’s bit for the environment has become a reflex for many consumers, who are attentive to the environmental impact of the products they buy. Environmental statements, symbols or graphics proliferate on products or package labels, which made it necessary to develop environmental labelling standards that take into consideration all the relevant aspects of the life-cycle of a product.
Read More Consumers contribute to new Environmental label standard
The important AS/NZS 3000 Electrical installations (also known as Wiring Rules) protects persons, livestock and property from electric shock, fire and physical injury hazards. The standard is being revised and is open for Public Comment until 20 June 2016.
Read More Wiring rules standard now open for public comment
A new international standard on Unit Pricing aims to deliver just this! Ian Jarratt is a member of the Queensland Consumers Association, which lead the campaign that resulted in large Australian supermarkets being required to provide the unit price (price per unit of measure) on shelf labels etc. He is Consumers International’s expert on ISO…
Read More Consumers want clear comparative pricing when choosing between products
Insulation acts as a barrier to heat loss and heat gain, particularly in roofs and ceilings, walls and floors. In many homes insulation is the most practical and cost effective way to make a house more energy efficient, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter and saving up to 40 per cent in heating and cooling bills as outlined by the Dept. of Industry and Science Your energy savings.
Read More Consumers benefit from revised Home Thermal Insulation standard
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
Health care acquired infections are a major concern for consumers particularly for older people and other vulnerable groups.
Read More CFA rep contributes to new Hand Hygiene standard
International Anti-Corruption Day 9 Dec 2015 is an opportunity to raise awareness to the damage it causes. Systemic bribery, among other things, lowers economic growth and discourages investment. It goes hand in hand with poverty and social inequality. But, most importantly, it is very difficult to eradicate. CFA representative Alan Asher is a member of…
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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