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Tom Bicknell
Communications Manager
Fire Protection Association Australia

T: 03 8892 3118

E: tom.bicknell@fpaa.com.au



Latest News

Month: February

You may be aware that the CEPU (Plumbing Division – NSW Branch) has, following certain discussions, arrived at a proposal for the fire protection industry in NSW, for the renewal of the union 2011-2015 enterprise agreement effective from 1st March 2016.

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Wage Price Index - December 2015

Posted on February 25, 2016

Theseasonally adjustedWage Price Index rose by 0.5% in the December Quarter 2015, with an annual increase of 2.2% - the same increase as for the previous Quarter but less than the previous year – 2.2% v 2.3%.The wage growth is now the lowest on record (since September 1998 – when records were first published).

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Unemployment Rate Jan 2016

Posted on February 19, 2016

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force figures (January, 2016), show that estimated seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate increased 0.2% to 6.0%.

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Today the Victorian Building Authority revealed that Half of Melbourne's newest high-rises have been installed with non-compliant flammable cladding, a result which indicates decades of regulatory failure and neglect of ongoing enforcement in Victoria.

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FPA Australia is inviting all members to attend a free Membership Group meeting with a focus on the recommended reforms and implications of the Independent Review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 commissioned by the NSW Government.

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Exhibition booths are selling fast for the Fire Australia & HazMat Conference & Tradeshow May 4 and 5 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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You are invited to an informative seminar on the latest fire protection maintenance requirements for Victoria, to be held over two days, March 30 & 31, 2016 at the Holmesglen Conference Centre in Melbourne.

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In 2016 FPA Australia is continuing its 2020 vision initiative - to see that all individuals working in the fire protection industry are competent and accredited by 2020.

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New Board Member

Posted on February 08, 2016

FPA Australia is proud to announce the appointment of a new co-opted Director to the Association's Board - Mr Patrick Conway.

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FPA Australia has recently released its CableTalk Newsletter for its registered cablers.

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