NATA News Archive
- Published: 30 November -0001
NATA first signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Victorian Government in 2004. The latest MOU has now been signed by Premier Denis Napthine.
The MOU reaffirms the Government’s ongoing support and recognition for NATA’s role in facilitating a reliable testing, measurement and inspection infrastructure that will serve the interests of Victoria. The preamble sums up the State government’s interest in NATA:
The State of Victoria and NATA recognise that the maintenance of a reliable system of measurement and product and material testing and accreditation is an important mechanism for providing additional assurance of the quality of Australian products and services. Such a system also assists by improving the competitiveness of Australian businesses in national and international markets.
While the latest MOU does not represent a fundamental shift in the relationship, an important aspect is the addition of undertakings that reflect NATA’s strong focus on stakeholder engagement as a means of ensuring ongoing relevance to the Government’s objectives and the wider needs of the State, now and into the future.