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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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Data released by the Department of Employment on 8th April 2016 shows that for Enterprise Agreements (based on 801 Agreements) approved by the Fair Work Commission in the December Quarter 2015, the Average Annualised Wage Increase (AAWI) was3.0% - down from the September Quarter 2015 (3.4%) (986 EAs) – across All Sectors. ThePrivate Sector decreased by 0.6 percentage points from 3.5% to2.9% in the same period.

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On Thursday April 7 representatives from FPA Australia, Chief Technical Officer and Deputy CEO Matthew Wright and TAC 11/22 Chair Brett Staines, appeared before the senate inquiry hearing into defence force use of Firefighting foams in Australia.

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Both the international and Asia bodies of the Confederation of Fire Protection Associations will be meeting in Melbourne over May 4 and 5, surrounding the Fire Australia Conference & Exhibition and FPA Australia is pleased to be hosting this important series of meetings in Melbourne.

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