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Tom Bicknell
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Fire Protection Association Australia

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Latest News

Garry Kwok's contributions recognised

Posted on February 16, 2018

As he moves to the next stage in his career, FPA Australia recognises the significant contributions to the fire protection industry made by Garry Kwok.

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Recent employment data released by the ABS shows over the past month that trend employment continued to show ongoing growth, with employment increasing by 23,000 (to 12,446,600) or 3.3%.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) wishes to clarify for the public record recent media coverage on the Unilodge building in Darwin.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and the Fiona Wood Foundation are pleased to announce a new partnership between the two organisations.

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Vale Alan Host

Posted on February 12, 2018

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) wishes to express its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Alan Host of the New South Wales Department of Planning and Infrastructure, who passed away on Friday.

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The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released the Public Comment Draft of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 for feedback, incorporating a number of changes proposed by Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia).

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SA bans fluorinated firefighting foams

Posted on February 06, 2018

The South Australian Government has introduced a wide-reaching ban on the use of fluorinated firefighting foams due to concerns about the chemicals' environmental impacts.

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Logbook legal action settled

Posted on January 31, 2018

Long-running legal action regarding the infringement of FPA Australia's fire protection logbooks has now been settled.

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A nation-wide roadshow is being run to discuss changes proposed for Certificate II and Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing in a review by the Property Services Industry Reference Committee.

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Employment figures continue to grow

Posted on January 23, 2018

Monthly trend employment again increased in December with a monthly increase of 25,000 (to 12,419,800), while the past 12 months experienced a net increase of 393,000 (or 3.3%).

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