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In recognition of the commitment to industry professionalism made by Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) Recognised Businesses, FPA Australia is pleased to offer these companies a new, extra discount on the full suite of our AS 1851 logbooks (2005 and 2012 editions).

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On 23 May 2014, the Hon, Greg Hunt Minister for the Environment announced a comprehensive review of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 (The Act), and its association legislation. FPA Australia commends the Australian Government’s recent actions to review of the Act and has recently made a detailed submission on the changes.

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New Technical Documents Released

Posted on July 28, 2014

FPA Australia has released two important technical documents: PS-05 Product compliance and evidence of suitability, and IB-09 Application of Primary and Secondary Reference Documents under the Building Code of Australia.

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The Victorian Department of Human Services is committed to providing safe and secure buildings for its staff and customer/clients. A critical part of this commitment is the development of a Fire Risk Management Strategy (FRMS). As presented to FPA Australia members and industry at industry briefings in late 2013, the suite of Capital Development Guidelines– Series 7 Fire Risk Management developed to aid compliance have recently been reviewed and improved by the Department.

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CPI Index Results - June 2014

Posted on July 24, 2014

The release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of the latest Consumer Price Index data (June Quarter 2014) shows a small increase in the CPI from the March 2014 quarter.

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FPA Australia has recently released two important new technical documents: Information Bulletin IB-07 –Date of manufacture stamping of portable fire extinguisher cylinders and Information Bulletin IB-08- Safe handling of portable fire extinguishers during servicing.

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The NSW Government, via the Department of Finance & Services, has recently released a significant tender document for a range of fire protection work which cites the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme as a requirement.

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Recently, Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) advised that it has received reports of people being told they need an enterprise agreement to operate on sites. The following sets out the FWBC statement, which states that this is not correct. Employers and employees have the right to make an enterprise agreement but it is not a requirement.

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Wages Growth 2014

Posted on July 11, 2014

The Department of Employment has released the March 2014 Quarter trends in wage movements in enterprise agreements.

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has today, 10th July 2014, released the latest unemployment, employment and participation rates for the Australian labour force.

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