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Latest News

Month: May

Data released by the Department of Employment on 26th May 2016 shows that for Enterprise Agreements (based on 1003 Agreements (956 private sector) – compared to 1275 (1231) in the December Quarter) approved by the Fair Work Commission in the March Quarter 2016, the Average Annualised Wage Increase (AAWI) was 2.7% - down from the December Quarter 2015 (3.0%) – acrossAll Sectors. TheP rivate Sector remained the same as in the December Quarter (2.9%).

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Wage Price Index March Quarter

Posted on May 19, 2016

The seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index rose by 0.4% in the March Quarter 2016, with an annual increase of 2.1% with the lowest annual trend increase since September Quarter 1998.

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Unemployment Rate April 2016

Posted on May 19, 2016

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force figures (April, 2016), show that estimated seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate remained 5.7%with trend employment growth easing. Over the past month trend employment increased by 4,100 to 11,910,800.

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FPA Australia is excited to announce the first Fire Protection Industry Awards Gala Dinner to be held on November 3, 2016 at Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney.

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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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