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The Second Sydney AS 1670.1-2015 seminar event is now open for registrations.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has just issued its latest report with respect to small business, franchising and agriculture. This Article focuses on the small business part of that Report.

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The Commonwealth Banks’s CommSec report into State and Territory economic performance has been released.

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On Friday 8 July 2016 the Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, the Honourable Steven Miles announced that Queensland will ban the use of all firefighting foams containing PFOS and restricting the use of those containing PFOA.

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The Victorian Building Authority (VBA), the regulator of the building and plumbing industries, has referred two more building practitioners involved in the building of the Lacrosse Apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands, for disciplinary action by the Building Practitioners Board (BPB).

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Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that the estimated seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate increased to 5.8% (from 5.7%) with trend Unemployment series remaining at 5.7%. However, both Indicators showed increases in Employment.

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The new 2016 edition of AS 5062 Fire protection for mobile and transportable has been published and replaces the 2006 edition. Some important new test requirements have been introduced that will impact the testing and approval of foam water spray systems.

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AS 1670.5 Released

Posted on July 13, 2016

A new standard has been published (21 April 2016), detailing the requirements for the detection, warning and control systems installed as part of special hazards fire protection systems - AS 1670.5.

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FPA Australia has released a new technical document – Information Bulletin “Frequently Asked Questions: Portable Fire Extinguishers” (IB-13).

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On 8th July 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a new guide for small businesses and farmers on the potential benefits of collective bargaining.

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