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Latest News

Our April Australian Standards Update and the lowdown on the latest from our TAC's.

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The Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 has just been published. It means that, from 1 July, 2021, designers who sign off BCA compliance in residential buildings will need to be registered.

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After almost 12 months’ work, the Technical Specifications for FPAA101D and FPAA101H have now been submitted for inclusion in the NCC.

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Minister Mick de Brenni has responded to FPA Australia’s letter announcing some flexibility, but further extensions are sought.

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The Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal has reconfirmed a lower court ruling that builders LU Simon are not liable for $12m damages for the combustible cladding on the Lacrosse building.

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President's Report - March, 2021

Posted on March 26, 2021

The fire protection needs to focus on addressing ongoing skills shortages, if it is to continue to be a viable, sustainable industry.

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FPA Australia has written to the Queensland Government and other politicians to express serious concerns about the ability of the fire protection industry to comply with new requirements and the potential risk a shortfall in practitioners will pose to community safety.  

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Simple, but well-considered designs are often the most effective options for housing in bushfire-prone areas.  

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WA Government planning regulations have been amended to make development approvals easier, but bushfire-prone projects are not exempted.

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The use of PFAS firefighting foam for training and demonstrations has been restricted and further bans will commence in September, 2022.   

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