Australian Standards is using the new technology for the 21st century to achieve its mission


Nov 11 - 17, 2002

Australians are better than Pakistanis not only in the leg breaks business, but also in number of other ways. The first thing any Australian would like to do in the morning is to head for nearest swimming pool. Here this would be the last thing one could afford to do.

If you ask any sales girl in Australia to show you some local made clothes, the only reaction you would get is laughter, because they prefer cheap wears made in China.

If you are staying in any Australian hotel, you can become popular by talking cricket..


Interestingly number of Australian nuclear scientists believe in the same way as Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan do, that it is more environment friendly to have a nuclear power plants than fossil based power plants.

According to Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, the concerns that human activities are contributing to global climate change and that increasing concentrations of greenhouses gases in the atmosphere, especially carbon dioxide, are significant contributing factors, have focused global attention on how carbon dioxide levels might be firstly stabilised and then reduced. The combustion of fossil fuels for electricity provides significant inputs of carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere, and with predictions that world demand for electricity may double in the next 25 years particular emphasis is being directed to the introduction of less polluting means of electricity generation, like Nuclear Energy.

*Some now view nuclear power as an effective means of electricity generation which will not contribute to global carbon dioxide levels, and thereby offer an alternative to the use of fossil fuels. Some are predicting that nuclear reactors will not only produce electricity but be the source of hydrogen required to fuel the next generation of cars and other forms of transport. There have been predictions that, by 2050, one third of primary energy could be derived from nuclear power. Against these scenarios, others argue that it is irresponsible to extend the nuclear industry because they consider that the problem of waste disposal has not been resolved.


Pakistan Standard & Quality Control Authority called PSQCA can learn a lot from Standard Australia.

Standards Australia is among the world's leading national standards organizations, and the fact that Australian business uses more Standards per capita than any other nation on earth demonstrates the confidence it has, not just in the Standards themselves, but in the skills and expertise of Standards Australia. The reason for this is that ASO is using knowledge-based services to improve organizational intelligence and efficiency, and enhance competitive advantage. They have established Performance measurement standards for themselves, they believe in 100% conformity to those predetermined standards for themselves. So PSQCA should develop performance measurement standards for themselves.

So the foremost thing that requires attention of PSQCA is preparing the home industry for the 2005, when quota restrictions would no longer prevail and anybody can buy from anyone in the world. So PSQCA should set clear strategies for achieving these objectives. They should measure their performance to evaluate whether they are moving towards their target or not.

Australian Standards is using the new technology for the 21st century to achieve its mission. Standards Australia have pioneered the innovative use of the latest IT and communications technology. Unlike PSCQA Standards Australia is an independent company, not directly associated with government,

Another thing that makes Australian standards one of the most advanced standards development authority is their Research and information Services. They believe in

"In itself, a collection of Standards is of little value. You need to know about them; you need to understand their purpose and the relationships between them; and you need to get best possible value from them to generate business advantage."

Pakistan has set an Export target of Rs.10.4 billion in the new trade policy. This can only be achieved if the quality of products is improved by complying to international standards. PSCQA can play the lead role in this. Today products are being sold globally and technology has made very easy. You can access any information from anywhere. Technology has created a virtual market in which products compete based on quality and price. So there is a growing need to reduce price and improve quality. Pakistani Exporters are under a grave threat once the trade quotas are abolished in 2005. If proper planning and strategy is not developed then it would lead to a situation where Pakistani products would not be able to compete in the international market.

*Australian humour: American accountants played Bankruptcy jokes in companies like Enercon, World com, Tyco, Kiwis have developed their own jokes about the accountants. Some of them moving around are

An accountant visited the Natural History museum. While standing near the dinosaur he said to his neighbour: "This dinosaur is two billion years and ten months old".

"Where did you get this exact information?"

"I was here ten months ago, and the guide told me that the dinosaur is two billion years old."

Two accountants are in a bank, when armed robbers burst in. While several of the robbers take the money from the tellers, others line the customers, including the accountants, up against a wall, and proceed to take their wallets, watches, etc. While this is going on accountant number one jams something in accountant number two's hand. Without looking down, accountant number two whispers, "What is this?" to which accountant number one replies, "it's that $50 I owe you."

An accountant is having a hard time sleeping and goes to see his doctor. "Doctor, I just can't get to sleep at night."

"Have you tried counting sheep?"

"That's the problem I make a mistake and then spend three hours trying to find it."

Why do accountants make good lovers? They're great with figures.

A 54-year-old accountant leaves a letter for his wife one evening which read: "Dear Wife, I am 54 years old, and by the time you get this letter I will be at the Grand Hotel with my beautiful and sexy eighteen year old secretary."

When he arrived at the hotel, there was a letter waiting for him that read as follows: "Dear Husband, I too am 54 years old, and by the time you receive this letter I will be at the Savoy Hotel with my eighteen year old toy boy. Because you are an accountant, you will surely appreciate that l8 goes into 54 many more times than 54 goes into 18."

Finally: In solving water logging & salinity issues that confronts us, Developing Iron ores & Coal mining and effective utilization Australia can be of great help. Universities of Australia can be a better option to prospective students as compared to western universities.