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Tom Bicknell
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Fire Protection Association Australia

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E: tom.bicknell@fpaa.com.au



Latest News

Month: May

FPA Australia has announced a detailed seminar on understanding your responsibilities and obligations for maintaining fire protection systems and equipment and learn about the changes to Minister's Specification SA76 and AS 1851-2012 to be held in Adelaide over two days, June 24 and 25.

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FPA Australia is encouraging members to consider attending the current series of national seminars being run by the Australasian Fire & Emergency Services (AFAC) on the challenges of a multi-storey high rise residential fire.

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Wage Price Index - March 2015

Posted on May 14, 2015

The seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index rose by 0.5% in the March quarter 2015 – compared with no change in the wage trends for Enterprise Agreements approved by the FWC in the same Quarter.

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The Department of Employment has released the December 2014 Quarter trends in wage movements in enterprise agreements approved by the Fair Work Commission and which outcomes correlate with a low increase in the December Quarter 2014 Wage Price Index (0.5%).

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CONNECT 2.0 Launched

Posted on May 07, 2015

FPA Australia has recently gone live with a full face-lift of our CONNECT online member portal, which has been in development for more than six months.

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FPA Australia has recently delivered an initial trial of a new training course aimed at those individuals who wish to achieve a Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing. The course is aimed at providing fire protection technicians a different pathway in obtaining their qualifications, where only self study had been offered previously.

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Association members are encouraged to consider attending the upcoming Fire NZ Conference and Exhibition to be held in Wellington on October 15 and 16.

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Unemployment rate April 2015

Posted on May 07, 2015

The Labour Force figures for April 2015, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday 7th May 2015 show thatseasonally adjusted Unemployment increased by 0.1% from 6.1% (March 2015) to 6.2% (April 2015).

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On 5 May the Fair Work Commission heard further submissions concerning Employer and Union claims regarding time off in lieu of payments for overtime (TOIL) and make up time under which an employee takes time off during working hours and works those hours at a later time.

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Fire Doors - Negligence

Posted on May 04, 2015

The ACT Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the ACT Supreme Court and dismissed an Appeal with costs against the Appellant in a matter where it was claimed that the owner of a premises was negligent in failing to install a window in the relevant fire door.

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