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Cable Recall Highlights Real Fire Risks

Posted on August 29, 2014

The nationwide recall of sub-standard electrical cables is just one of many potential fire risks from unsafe products that are currently being sold in Australia according to the peak body for fire safety, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia).

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On 18 August the Federal Minister for Small Business announced the creation of a new Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

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The following is an extract from a report (15th August) issued by the Fair Work Commission following the conciliation program on 14th and 15th August.

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FPA Australia is currently advertising two positions, a coordinator and an administrator, within the recently created Engagement & Education Department.

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The Victorian Government’s new Guidelines now provide added measures relating to safety, drugs and alcohol and security for the building and construction industry in Victoria.

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New Maintenance Standard QLD Seminars

Posted on August 12, 2014

Recent changes made to MP6.1 of the Queensland Development Code have adopted AS 1851-2012 Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment. Over two days these seminars will provide an overview of the changes included in the 2012 version of AS 1851. The seminars will be held in Townsville September 16 & 17 and in Brisbane on September 18 & 19. To view time and location details and to register download the brochure.

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The Fair Work Commission has listed for Conference and Formal Hearing, seven Annual Leave common issues.

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New Workplace Relations Department

Posted on August 08, 2014

Today marks a significant milestone for the fire protection industry, with FPA Australia formally launching a range of employee/employer relations services as part of its new Workplace Relations Department.

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday 7th August 2014 released the July Quarter 2014 unemployment and employment rates.

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The Fire Awareness Awards recognise the great work of individuals, groups and organisations to reduce the effect of fires in Victoria. Entries are open now and projects can focus on any fire type, including structure (housing, commercial, industrial) fires and bushfires.

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