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Latest News

In September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 was passed and became law by amending the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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FPA Australia has launched a new training course titled ‘Fundamentals of Testing Water Based Fire Systems’.

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The Australian fire protection sector came together on 9 November last week in the beautiful Metropolis venue overlooking the Melbourne skyline to recognise their best and brightest at the Fire Protection Industry Awards Gala 2017.

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New FPA Australia Board elected

Posted on November 15, 2017

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors for 2017-18, which was confirmed at the AGM held on Thursday 9 November.

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Work health and safety obligations

Posted on November 14, 2017

A recent NSW District Court decision provides lessons on employers' obligations to provide work health and safety training to employees.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) members voted unanimously to adopt a new constitution and by-laws at AGM.

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The ‘multi-speed economy’ as described in the last two Commonwealth Bank’s Quarterly CommSec reports into state and territory economic performance is now described as being in good shape.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is pleased to release its Annual Report for the 2016-17 financial year.

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Trends in enterprise bargaining

Posted on October 27, 2017

The Average Annualised Wage Increase (AAWI) for the June Quarter 2017 continued to show downward wage trends across the community in line with other income data.

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The monthly trend unemployment rate has decreased by 0.2% over the past 12 months to 5.5% in September 2017, according to revised ABS data. The monthly trend unemployment rate for both males and females dropped to 5.5%, meaning no gap in unemployment rates between genders. Full-time employment grew by 16,000 in September while part-time employment increased by 8,000.

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