THE report of the joint meeting of the British Standards Institution and the Standards Association of Australia, which was held by wireless between London and Sydney on Jan. 14, has been published (C.C. (OC) 5929 British Standards Institution, 28 Victoria Street, S.W.I). Sir George Julius, chairman of the Standards Association of Australia, emphasised the importance of the present visit to Australia of Mr. le Maistre, director of the British Standards Institution, with the view of helping in the great efforts now being made to extend the Empire markets of Great Britain. That standardisation is growing very quickly in Australia is made quite clear by Sir Henry Barraclough, who stated, in support, that there are more than five hundred special and technical committees dealing with various aspects of standardisation in Australia. Standardisation must be still further developed, for, as Sir William Larke stated, it is the most effective means of securing economic production; and the greatest common measure of agreement on standardisation throughout the British Empire will ensure the greatest and most rapid development of inter-Imperial trade.