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Fire Protection Association Australia

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Latest News

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released the Public Comment Draft of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 for feedback, incorporating a number of changes proposed by Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia).

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SA bans fluorinated firefighting foams

Posted on February 06, 2018

The South Australian Government has introduced a wide-reaching ban on the use of fluorinated firefighting foams due to concerns about the chemicals' environmental impacts.

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Logbook legal action settled

Posted on January 31, 2018

Long-running legal action regarding the infringement of FPA Australia's fire protection logbooks has now been settled.

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A nation-wide roadshow is being run to discuss changes proposed for Certificate II and Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing in a review by the Property Services Industry Reference Committee.

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Employment figures continue to grow

Posted on January 23, 2018

Monthly trend employment again increased in December with a monthly increase of 25,000 (to 12,419,800), while the past 12 months experienced a net increase of 393,000 (or 3.3%).

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ABCB releases NCC amendment preview

Posted on January 19, 2018

The Australian Buildings Codes Board (ABCB) has released a preview of an amendment to the National Construction Code (NCC) in advance of its adoption by all states and territories on 12 March 2018.

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Newly-released research into effective and affordable fire sprinkler protection of residential buildings could lead to a significant improvement in Australians’ safety.

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The latest Government data on wage movements in enterprise agreements (EAs) continue to show a downward trend with the average annualised wage increase (AAWI) in the September quarter 2017.

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An independent review into the UK’s building regulations and fire safety in the wake of Grenfell could have been written about Australia, its findings are that relevant to our situation.

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New QLD work health and safety legislation includes provision of an industrial manslaughter offence.

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