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Latest News

Month: October

Consumer Price Index - September Quarter

Posted on October 29, 2015

the Australian Bereau of Statistics has released the latest Consumer Price Index Data

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Decrease in Union Membership

Posted on October 28, 2015

The release of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) statistics on 27th October 2015 shows that the proportion of persons who are Trade Union members in their main job, decreased from 17% in August 2013 to 15% in August 2014.

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FPA Australia would like to advise that the Association's Annual General Meeting will be held on November 10, at 10:00am at the Novotel Brisbane.

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Understand your responsibilities and obligations for maintaining fire protection systems and equipment and learn about the NTFRS Advisory Note and AS 1851-2012.

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State & Territory Economic Performance

Posted on October 26, 2015

CommSec has released its October 2015 Report on the economic performance of the States and Territories.

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Unemployment Rate 6.2 in September

Posted on October 19, 2015

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force figures (September, 2015), released on Thursday 15th October 2015 show that estimated seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate was at 6.2%, despite a fall of 0.1% from August (based on “unrounded estimates”).

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wage movements increase in June 2015

Posted on October 14, 2015

Data released by the Department of Employment on 13th October 2015 shows that for Enterprise Agreements (808 Agreements) approved by the Fair Work Commission in the June Quarter 2015, the Average Annualised Wage Increase (AAWI) was3.3% - up from the March Quarter 2015 (3.1%) – across All Sectors, whilst thePrivate Sector increased by 0.1 percentage points from 3.0% to3.1% in the same period.

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FPA Australia is saddened by the passing of Association Honorary Life Member Joyce Watkins.

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Cost Benefit Analysis of Draft Report

Posted on October 01, 2015

Michael Lambert’s Independent Review of the NSW Building Professionals Act 2005 highlights several failings of the current regulatory framework with regards to lifesaving fire protection systems and equipment. As part of this, a cost analysis was undertaken to ascertain the financial outcome of implementing all of his recommendations.

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Firefighting Foams in QLD

Posted on October 01, 2015

FPA Australia has again contacted the Queensland government regarding the Draft Management of Firefighting Foam Policy released by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) in December 2014.

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