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Aged Standards Review: Two more sectors for public consultation

Building & Construction, Communications Sectors now open for public consultation

Standards Australia is committed to maintaining a contemporary and relevant catalogue of Australian Standards which add net benefit to the Australian community.

We are currently in the second stage of the Aged Standards review where we are seeking the views of the general public, nominating organisations and a broad range of stakeholders about all aged standards that do not fall within the area of oversight of any active technical committee.

Australian Standards which have not been revised for more than 10 years, are not referenced in regulation and do not fall within the area of oversight of any active committee are being proposed to be withdrawn after a period of public consultation. There will be a 9-week consultation period on the list of Australian Standards proposed for withdrawal, which are released in batches and by sector.

As announced in our August edition of E-News, the consultation period for the Building & Construction and Communications sectors starts on Thursday 20 August and ends on Thursday 22 October.

To see a list of Australian Standards proposed for withdrawal, visit our Aged Standards page and click on the relevant sector. 

If an Australian Standard on the list is still being used in your industry or community and you object to its withdrawal, we want to hear from you. Please reply to the Aged Standards Team (AgedStandards@standards.org.au) specifying which Standard (number, title and publication year) and justification for your concerns.

The consultation period for the proposed withdrawal of Aged Standards in the following sectors has already been completed:

  • Mining
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Food
  • Water and Waste Services
  • Public Safety, Public Administration, Business and Management
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Consumer Products, Services and Safety
  • Health and Community Services
  • Electrotechnology and Energy

Where there are no objections to proposed withdrawals, the list of Aged Standards will be submitted to the Production Management Group (PMG) for their approval to withdraw these Standards. Joint Australian/New Zealand Standards will also be submitted to Standards New Zealand (SNZ) for approval to be withdrawn.

Where objections to withdraw Aged Standards are raised, Standards Australia will assess the objections and where necessary undertake further consultation with relevant stakeholders before reaching a final determination on the most appropriate action to be taken for each Aged Standard.

For further information, please visit our Aged Standards page, contact us on 1800 035 822 or email the Aged Standards Team.

Thank you for taking the time to help us maintain a contemporary and relevant catalogue of Australian Standards for the net benefit of Australia.

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