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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is delighted to announce the finalists for the Fire Protection Industry Awards 2017. This year's 15 finalists across five judged categories were selected against criteria including innovation, technical excellence and contribution to the industry, among others.

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New landing page for NSW reforms

Posted on October 17, 2017

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has launched a new landing page for the recent New South Wales building reforms, bringing together a range of resources.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has today launched a new register of fire protection practitioners to connect building owners and industry looking for assistance in preparing Annual or Supplementary Fire Safety Statements with FPA Australia Corporate members who currently do this work.

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August full time employment trend continues

Posted on September 19, 2017

The monthly full-time employment trend continued to increase in August 2017, with trend estimate of employment increasing by 27,100 (to 12,249,500) compared with 26,000 in July.

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Import ban misses heart of cladding problem

Posted on September 08, 2017

Recommendations to ban imports of polyethylene core (PE) cladding products do not address the underlying cause of the risk from combustible cladding use on Australian buildings, the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) believes.

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The Queensland Government has set a strong example for the rest of the country with its announcement yesterday it would strip and replace the cladding on Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) will establish a New South Wales state headquarters in Sydney’s inner suburbs in October in response to the state’s unprecedented growth in membership.

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The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) has announced the appointment of two experts to lead an examination into compliance and enforcement problems in the Australian construction sector.

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The Queensland Government has announced new legislation to increase accountability and disciplinary action for the supply and use of non-conforming building products.

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In a decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia penalised a restaurant and one of its officers almost $300,000 for a range of breaches of the Fair Work Act and the Restaurant Award.

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