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— Adrian O'Connell, Chief Executive

Standards Australia Welcomes New Members

2023 ISO Annual Meeting Location Announced

Standards Australia will host the 2023 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Annual Meeting in Brisbane.

“This event is an incredible opportunity to showcase our expertise to the world, and demonstrate our leadership in standards development,” said Adrian O’Connell, Standards Australia’s Chief Executive Officer.

Find out more here.

Standards Australia Partners with TEDx Sydney

You’re Invited - World Standards Day: Shared vision for a better world

Standards Australia is hosting a virtual panel session on World Standards Day, Friday 14 October, which this year acknowledges the organisation's shared vision for a better world. 
 
The panel will include Secretary-General of ISO, Sergio Mujica, IEC Secretary General & CEO, Philippe Metzger and leaders from Standards Australia. It will reflect on current challenges across the Oceania region, such as regional climate change, and cybersecurity and the role standards can play for both big, medium and small businesses. Stakeholders from across the region will be able to share their feedback.

Event details:
  • Date: Friday 14 October 2022
  • Time: 11:00am Suva / 10:00am Sydney / 09:00am Port Moresby – 1.5 hours
  • Register: participants should register via eventbrite 

Slashing Plastic Waste with Standards

Spring Heating Warning

Aged Standards

To keep our catalogue contemporary and relevant, we will be seeking feedback on a number of Aged Standards (documents over ten years old), belonging to inactive Technical Committees. A list of these aged documents will be released from 10 October 2022 until 12 December 2022 and will be available on our Aged Standards Review page.

Scheduled System Maintenance

Due to system maintenance, accessing Connect, Public Comment, Standards Academy and Committee Workspace will be temporarily unavailable between the hours of 08:00 AEST on 15/10/2022 till 17:00 AEST on 16/10/22. We thank you for your patience.

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International Update

Standards Australia represents Australia on the two major international standards development bodies, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Our activities are reported on our International Updates page.

Click here to view our highlights from September (PDF):
  • ISO Annual Meeting 2022
  • Opportunity to review ISO 18295 Parts 1 and 2 on Customer contact centres
  • New ISO/IEC report offers guidance on the responsible adoption of AI

Sector Update

Access the latest standards development news in your industry sector via our Sectors page.

Drafts Open for Comment

The public comment process provides an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to make valuable contributions. With the launch of our new public comment platform, draft standards currently open for comment are now available via Connect