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Latest News

August full time employment trend continues

Posted on September 19, 2017

The monthly full-time employment trend continued to increase in August 2017, with trend estimate of employment increasing by 27,100 (to 12,249,500) compared with 26,000 in July.

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Import ban misses heart of cladding problem

Posted on September 08, 2017

Recommendations to ban imports of polyethylene core (PE) cladding products do not address the underlying cause of the risk from combustible cladding use on Australian buildings, the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) believes.

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The Queensland Government has set a strong example for the rest of the country with its announcement yesterday it would strip and replace the cladding on Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) will establish a New South Wales state headquarters in Sydney’s inner suburbs in October in response to the state’s unprecedented growth in membership.

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The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) has announced the appointment of two experts to lead an examination into compliance and enforcement problems in the Australian construction sector.

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The Queensland Government has announced new legislation to increase accountability and disciplinary action for the supply and use of non-conforming building products.

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FPA Australia is again excited to announce two new classes of accreditation, Fire Systems Installation and Fire Systems Maintenance, which are part of the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).

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Under our Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS), FPA Australia has been working diligently to develop new accreditation classes we believe will meet the NSW requirements. The new class known as Fire Safety Assessor is reaching completion, and is unique given the scope of the practitioner's role.

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Monthly trend full-time employment continued to increase for the tenth straight month in July 2017. Over the past 12 months, employment has increased by 259,200 positions (2.2%).

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June wage data static

Posted on August 18, 2017

The pattern of wage movements across different indicators continues to demonstrate slow, as well as low, wage movements. Where enterprise agreement wage movements have recently seen a 2.7% adjustment in the private all sector groups, across the wider community wage growth also remains low, as seen in the following recently released ABS Wage Price Index data.

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