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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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FPA Australia is again excited to announce two new classes of accreditation, Fire Systems Installation and Fire Systems Maintenance, which are part of the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).

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Under our Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS), FPA Australia has been working diligently to develop new accreditation classes we believe will meet the NSW requirements. The new class known as Fire Safety Assessor is reaching completion, and is unique given the scope of the practitioner's role.

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Monthly trend full-time employment continued to increase for the tenth straight month in July 2017. Over the past 12 months, employment has increased by 259,200 positions (2.2%).

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June wage data static

Posted on August 18, 2017

The pattern of wage movements across different indicators continues to demonstrate slow, as well as low, wage movements. Where enterprise agreement wage movements have recently seen a 2.7% adjustment in the private all sector groups, across the wider community wage growth also remains low, as seen in the following recently released ABS Wage Price Index data.

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The new category is aimed at reducing the regulatory requirements for inspect and test work by removing the requirement for a full plumbing qualification.

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Wages decrease in March Quarter 2017

Posted on August 17, 2017

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

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A new revision of the sprinkler standard, AS 2118.1, is expected to be published in mid to late August, and the ABCB currently aims to adopt the revision as part of the out of cycle National Construction Code (NCC) amendment to be published in March 2018 (see here for more information).

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