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Unemployment Decreases Slightly in July

Posted on August 19, 2016

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that the estimated seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate decreased to 5.7% (from 5.8%) with trend Unemployment series remaining at 5.7%. However, both Indicators showed increases in Employment. The ABS notes that the Trend series provides a better measure as it “smooths” out the labour data.

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Wage Price Index - June 2016

Posted on August 18, 2016

Wage growth remains low across many industries. The seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index rose by 0.5% in the March Quarter 2016, with an annual increase of 2.1% (same as in the March Quarter, 2016).

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Final AS 1670.1 Seminar, Don't Miss Out

Posted on August 18, 2016

If you work with fire detection, alarms and related systems and you have yet to attend one of our AS 1670.1-2015 seminars, now is your last chance to register for the final session in Sydney on 30 August.

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Recent inquiries have been made to Fire Protection Association Australia by members in Victoria into the levy contribution under the portable long service leave scheme in Victoria (COINVEST). Concerns have been expressed regarding the payment/contribution by Employers of the 2.7% of total gross wage per employee (not deducted from wage) levy when not engaged in the construction industry in Victoria.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is encouraged by the Government’s commitment to the passage of the Australian Building Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation and suggestions that a joint sitting of both houses could still deliver this critically important outcome for the building industry sector.

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Recently Fair Work Building and Construction issued a Notice advising participants in the Building and Construction Industry of the need to comply with the Building Code 2013.

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More than 600 Attend AS 1670.1 Seminars

Posted on August 04, 2016

More than 600 people have attended our recent AS 1670.1 Seminars.

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Fire Protection Association Australia is excited to invite you to nominate for our Fire Protection Industry Awards with all application forms available now.

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June Quarter CPI Data

Posted on August 02, 2016

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its Consumer Price Index data for the June quarter 2016.

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We are very pleased to announce that the first level 2 and 3 bushfire practitioners in Western Australia are now officially accredited.

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