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At the upcoming FPA Australia national AGM to be held in Melbourne on 11 November, two of the six elected Directors of the Board will retire and will renominate for another three year term. Now is your opportunity to nominate a member for one of these important positions.

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The Importance of Workplace Policies

Posted on September 16, 2014

Recently FPA Australia released a summary of a recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) concerning the termination of employment of a long serving employee (17 years) for failing to comply with the Employer’s Drug and Alcohol policy as well as the Employer’s Code of Conduct. This has raised the importance of establishing workplace policies

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The call for papers for the Fire Australian 2015 Conference & Exhibition has been released and all interested conference speakers are encouraged to review the brochure and submit their abstracts for consideration.

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FPA Australia has been featured in the Australian Financial Review regarding concerns about Australian Standards that are not properly implemented in a harmonised and consistent manner nationally.

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The Department of Planning and Environment today released figures showing 120 nursing homes across the state had met the 1 September deadline to fit out fire sprinkler systems to improve fire protection for residents and staff.

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An important new guide has been released to assist in the decision-making processes for the procurement of construction products in Australia, with a view to elevating levels of compliance and providing a level of confidence to all parties in the supply chain.

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Important Standards Australia Survey

Posted on September 03, 2014

ACIL Allen Consulting is currently administering a survey to examine the value to the economy from having Australian technical standards, and in particular, the deemed to satisfy standards (DTS) referenced in the Building Code of Australia and the Plumbing Code of Australia.

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FPA Australia is saddened by the news of the passing of Mr Robert (Bob) Archibald MacDonald OAM on Sunday August 31.

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Following the publication of AS 1851-2012 in December 2012, FPA Australia produced a Good Practice Guide, GPG03, to provide practical guidance on the regulatory framework relating to the maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment in each state and territory and the use of AS 1851-2012.

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More than 500 individual technicians have now taken up accreditation under the The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).

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