Amazon is finally here... now what?

05 December, 2017

Amazon's impending Australian arrival has been the source of much speculation over the last six to 12 months, but today marks the first official day of trading... so what does it mean for Australian retailers?

Last chance for input — Code of Conduct for local councils

29 November, 2017

Monday, 4 December is the last day for comment on the new Code of Conduct requirements for NSW councillors and council staff. The Office of Local Government issued a draft of the new code in October, under which 1500 councillors and 50,000 staff will be made to meet with strict new requirements.

Remind me never to forget

29 November, 2017 by Spiros Dassakis, Chief Operating Officer, SPASA Australia | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Competent leaders understand the value of knowing what to remember and what to forget. In some instances, it may be beneficial to remember, while in others, it may be detrimental to forget.

WA investigation into childhood drownings

27 November, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Western Australia

The Western Australian Ombudsman has tabled his report in parliament investigating ways to prevent or reduce deaths of children by drowning, according to the latest SPASA WA member bulletin.

Government wants small businesses to digitise

24 November, 2017

The Turnbull government has established a Small Business Digital Taskforce, to be headed by entrepreneur Mark Bouris AM, with an aim to ensure more Australian small businesses can thrive in an increasingly digital economy.

Qld Pool Safety Inspectors' CPD Technical Forum

23 November, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Queensland Pool Safety Inspectors (PSIs) can have their say at the next PSI Technical Forum and Regional Sector Group meeting on 29 November 2017.

Last call for papers — 2018 SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show

22 November, 2017

There's just one week to go, with the FINAL deadline for paper submissions for the 2018 SPLASH! event being Thursday, 30 November.

Free Pools and Spas Guide offer for SPASA Australia members

21 November, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia members can secure a copy of the Pools and Spas Guide from SAI Global, which provides an overview of the standards, certification schemes, regulatory requirements and other industry-specific information relevant to those working in the public and private pool and spa industry.

SPASA Australia releases 2018 training calendar

21 November, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

With SPASA Australia's new Certification & Accreditation Program now in place, there's never been a better time to invest in education and training. SPASA Australia has released its training calendar for 2018 — read on to find out what's on in your state.

'Builder' scams family out of $4000

17 November, 2017

These are the guys that give the industry a bad name. A Perth woman who responded to an advertisement flogging backyard upgrades was scammed out of $4000 and left with an unusable pool and outdoor space, according to the Nine Network and The pictures tell the sad tale.

Locals vote 'yes' to keep pools open

16 November, 2017

Around 80,000 Sydney residents participated in a recent local government vote to determine public sentiment on the future of five ageing pools falling under the care of Cumberland Council. 75% of voters signalled support for continued operations at five swim centres in Auburn, Granville, Guildford, Merrylands and Wentworthville.

Statewide swimming pool audit for South Australia

15 November, 2017

The Australian Leisure Facilities Association says that Recreation SA is currently carrying out a statewide swimming pool audit focused on public facilities, thanks to funding secured via the ORS Community Recreation and Sport Facilities program.

For resource-stretched council, it's pool fences versus cladding

14 November, 2017

Victoria's City of Moreland council is in danger of falling behind in pool safety checks as it devotes resources to external cladding inspections, according to a recent article in the Herald Sun.

Inaugural SPASA Leadership Convention: take-home tips from our three speakers

13 November, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

At SPASA's inaugural Leadership Convention, the three keynote speakers — Michael McQueen, Dr Jason Fox and Alisa Camplin OAM — shared their strategies for success, encouraging attendees to look at the big picture and plan for future growth within their businesses.

AstralPool Australia/Fluidra merges with Zodiac

06 November, 2017 | Supplied by: AstralPool

Fluidra and Zodiac Pool Solutions have announced a merger, expected to close in the first half of 2018. Fluidra will maintain global headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, and North American headquarters in San Diego, CA. The merged company will keep Fluidra's name and operate in more than 45 countries, including Australia.

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