Help shape the future Standards Australia

17 June 2019

A once in a generation opportunity has presented itself to Australian industry, consumers, businesses, and the broader community with Standards Australia seeking input on how it distributes content.

Following an important arbitration win supporting Standards Australia’s position that future distribution of its content will not be on an exclusive basis, Standards Australia has been working towards opening up access to its content with the needs of our stakeholders and users front of mind.

“As an organisation, we have been working to make Australian communities safer, help our economy grow and connect our nation to the world for close to 100 years. This decision late last year has enabled us to take even more steps towards opening up access to our content,” said Adam Stingemore, General Manager Strategy and Engagement.

This process will include comprehensive consultation in each capital city across Australia seeking views on our Distribution and Licensing Policy Discussion Paper, which has been released today.

“Heading to each capital city in coming weeks will enable us to canvass the views of industry, community groups, business, governments, students, and apprentices and to hear firsthand what has worked well and what can improve in the future,” said Mr Stingemore.

“This is an exciting step towards delivering greater value and improving access to Australian Standards, to be taken following careful consideration ensuring Standards Australia’s long term sustainability and the ability to increase the reach and relevance of our content across Australia.”

Interested parties are encouraged to read the discussion paper here. Submissions can be made until 29 July 2019, with registration for the consultations available here.


Scott McGrath

Public Affairs Officer

+612 9237 6044