News & Media


FPA Australia is aware of water main renewal work currently being undertaken across metropolitan Melbourne by City West Water, South East Water and Yarra Valley Water.

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September CPI Figures Released

Posted on October 22, 2014

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

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FPA Australia National AGM Announced

Posted on October 20, 2014

FPA Australia has recently notified all members that the Association's Annual General Meeting for 2014 will be held at 10.00am on Tuesday 11 November at the FPA Australia National Office; Building 2 31-47 Joseph Street Blackburn North Victoria.

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On 2nd October 2014, the Victorian Government introduced more stringent requirements for companies tendering for public sector construction work.

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FPA Australia is extremely pleased to advise of three upcoming State & Territory Membership Group meetings in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

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You are invited to attend the FPA Australia NSW Membership Group and Victorian Membership Group Annual Golf Days.

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Review of Functions of NSW WorkCover

Posted on September 25, 2014

In 2012, the NSW Government undertook reforms in the State's workers' compensation scheme. The basis of these reforms related to an estimated deficit of $4 billion. While this amount (and reforms) was challenged and criticised, the reforms proceeded. It appears that as a result of those reforms, significant improvements have emerged with the result that as at May 2014, the scheme's surplus has grown to approximately $1.3 billion.

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Modern Award Review - Exposure Awards

Posted on September 23, 2014

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has issued exposure awards reviewed in sub-groups 1A and 1B . Submissions regarding technical and substantive aspects of these Awards (Groups 1A and 1B) will close on 26th September.

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At the upcoming FPA Australia national AGM to be held in Melbourne on 11 November, two of the six elected Directors of the Board will retire and will renominate for another three year term. Now is your opportunity to nominate a member for one of these important positions.

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The Importance of Workplace Policies

Posted on September 16, 2014

Recently FPA Australia released a summary of a recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) concerning the termination of employment of a long serving employee (17 years) for failing to comply with the Employer’s Drug and Alcohol policy as well as the Employer’s Code of Conduct. This has raised the importance of establishing workplace policies

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