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Tom Bicknell
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E: tom.bicknell@fpaa.com.au



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Month: June

On Wednesday 29th June 2016, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has released a Report on campaigns it had undertaken on checks on record-keeping practices of small businesses across Australia during 2014 and 2015. The campaign focused on providing education and assistance to businesses to comply with federal workplace, laws and assessed levels of compliance with record-keeping obligations.

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This news items contains important updates about recent determinations on Annual wage decision determinations and the review of the Modern Awards.

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Don't miss your opportunity to hear from our subject matter experts on AS 1670.1-2015: The new standard for fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems.

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The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force figures (May, 2016), show that estimated seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate remained 5.7%with trend employment growth easing. Over the past month trend employment increased by 3,700 to 11,919,400.

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Building Code - Industrial

Posted on June 09, 2016

On 6 May 2016, the Minister for Employment wrote to Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) Director Nigel Hadgkiss, transferring the role of assessing enterprise agreements against the Building Code 2013 to FWBC. This role was previously conducted by the Department of Employment (the Department).

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FPA Australia would like to thank everyone who attended this year's Charity Dinner at the MCG, or who donated directly to the Fiona Wood Foundation.

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EOFY Logbook Sale

Posted on June 08, 2016

As the financial year draws to a close FPA Australia is offering free postage for all logbook orders that are lodged and paid by June 30, as well as an additional 5% off the total cost of any order over $1000 (inc GST).

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The Fire NZ Conference is on again November 9-11 at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland. If you wish to nominate as a speaker for this year's conference you can do so using the form available here.

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At the conclusion of Fire Australia & HazMat 2016 in Melbourne on May 5, FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams formally closed the event with some acknowledgements, awards and a short introduction about the 2017 event (which you can check out here). Two Important Awards were presented, the People's Choice award for Best Exhibit and the Overall Best Exhibit Award.

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Don't miss the upcoming free Northern Territory membership group meeting at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club from 4.30pm, Thursday June 9.

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