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Vale David Michel

Posted on May 18, 2018

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) wishes to offer our sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of David Michel, who recently passed away.

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Another slight WPI increase

Posted on May 18, 2018

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release of wage price index (WPI) data for the March quarter 2018 shows that both trend and seasonally adjusted WPI again increased. These increases were by the same amount (but by a slightly lower margin than in the previous quarter) on both a quarterly basis (0.5%) and by the same increase on an annual basis (2.1%).

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Another decision involving a small business identifies the importance of applying procedural fairness. In this case, the employee was a short-term employee but at the same time was entitled to procedural fairness which was denied him. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) found that the dismissal was harsh.

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In releasing the latest labour force data, the ABS figures show steady rates of employment but with the labour force participation rate (population participation in the labour market) at its highest since 1978 (65.7%).

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The latest Government data on wage movements in Enterprise Agreements (EAs) has shown a reversal to recent downward trends in the Average Annualised Wage Increase (AAWI).

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A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) demonstrates the importance of providing procedural fairness in a range of matters, but in this instance in dealing with the dismissal of an employee.

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