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Latest News

A proposed new government-industry taskforce aiming at nationally consistent NCC implementation was progressed at a recent BMF meeting, which included industry representatives.

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New Victorian legislation to allow property owners access to low-interest loans to pay for cladding replacement are an unfortunate necessity.

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Greek wildfires kill 74

Posted on July 25, 2018

Fire Protection Association Australia extends its sympathies to the friends and families of those tragically killed in the wildfires east of Athens in Greece in recent days.

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FPA Australia broadly supports the recommendations made in the BMF's Shergold-Weir report into compliance and enforcement systems, with one important caveat.

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Following release of the Shergold-Weir report in May into Australia’s compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry, FPA Australia is calling on the BMF to establish a new taskforce to develop a national administrative code to harmonise building legislation.

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While the latest participation pate decreased in the last quarter to 65.5%, trend employment increased with trend unemployment levels remaining the same.

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SafeWork NSW has released a new safety alert on the fire hazards of containment netting, following a fire at a construction site in Sydney on 31 May when containment netting attached to scaffolding ignited.

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A new issues paper into the matter of security of payment laws provides an appropriate introduction into the final report concerning the review of these laws in Australia released on 21 May 2018.

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest release of industrial disputation data shows a significant decrease across a number of indicators in industrial disputation in the last quarter.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) wishes to congratulate the 29 recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal, listed below, who were presented with the award as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List.

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