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Wage Price Index March Quarter

Posted on May 19, 2016

The seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index rose by 0.4% in the March Quarter 2016, with an annual increase of 2.1% with the lowest annual trend increase since September Quarter 1998.

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Unemployment Rate April 2016

Posted on May 19, 2016

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force figures (April, 2016), show that estimated seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate remained 5.7%with trend employment growth easing. Over the past month trend employment increased by 4,100 to 11,910,800.

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FPA Australia is excited to announce the first Fire Protection Industry Awards Gala Dinner to be held on November 3, 2016 at Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney.

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Wormald Australia Joins FPAS

Posted on May 02, 2016

FPA Australia is extremely pleased to announce that Wormald, as well as co-owned company National Fire Solutions, have committed to accrediting all of their inspect and test technicians under the Association’s Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) as well as moving both businesses towards FPAS Recognised Business status.

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Victoria has now regulated to provide for the use of AS 1851-2012, despite the version referenced on an occupancy permit.

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You are invited to the Fire Australia Charity Dinner for 2016. It’s a dinner with a difference; this Charity Dinner has a focus on socialising, networking, fundraising and great food.

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Unemployment Rate March

Posted on April 14, 2016

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force figures (March, 2016), show that estimated seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate decreased 0.1% to 5.7%.

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On Wednesday March 9 FPA Australia held an informative free information session on proposed legislative reforms as part of the NSW Membership Group Meeting.

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New Appointments for Chris Orr

Posted on April 08, 2016

FPA Australia is pleased to announce that Board Vice President Mr Chris Orr has been appointed as the new Association Technical Director. This position was formally known as the National Technical Advisory Group Chair, a position also held by Mr Orr. The new role better reflects the Association's significant range of technical activities undertaken today.

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The Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman has released a news item dealing with union threats and coercion.

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