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Latest News

Month: November

Slight increase in September quarter wages

Posted on November 28, 2017

Both trend and seasonally adjusted Wage Price Indices (WPI) increased by the same amount on both a quarterly basis (0.5%) and on an annual basis (2.0%), as indicated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release of WPI data on 15 November 2017 for September 2017.

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Drafts of a redesigned Certificate II and Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing will be released for public comment in December, following a review chaired by Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia).

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September quarter CPI at 1.8%

Posted on November 17, 2017

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose during the September quarter, but not by enough for the Reserve Bank of Australia to justify an increase in interest rates.

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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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