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Latest News

The Andrews Government has released a list of permitted work premises that gives more clarity over what is allowed, but does not specifically address fire safety.

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The NSW Government has released guidance for strata and community land managers about how to carry out fire safety work during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Queensland border to close

Posted on August 06, 2020

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that the border with New South Wales will close on 1am on Saturday, 8 August, 2020.

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The Andrews Government has announced that workers in permitted businesses must be issued with a permit by their employer to travel to their workplace.

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FPA Australia has taken decisive action to continue our operations in response to the Victorian Government's restrictions.

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The Andrews Government in Victoria has announced a series of restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne as part of a Level 4 lock-down.

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To resolve some confusion about the application of clause 65 of the Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2020, the Department of Customer Service has declared that accreditation is not currently needed for certain roles.

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With FPAS now mandatory in NSW, industry practitioners have been racing to get their applications in to become accredited practitioners (fire safety).

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President's Report - 31 July, 2020

Posted on July 31, 2020

A commitment to increasing accreditation and professionalism is key to delivering safer communities and a more sustainable fire protection industry.

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The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is urging Victorians to take extra precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) when using a builder or plumber. Trades must comply with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry, which have been endorsed by building and construction unions and employer and industry associations.

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