News & Views

7th February 2018

Royal Commission into the home insulation program

16 Dec 2013

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is pleased to support the Coalition’s move today to seek a judicial enquiry into the home insulation programme.

“We were one of the organisations advising the Government not to go ahead with their insulation scheme – and so we support this proposed enquiry wholeheartedly,” says James Tinslay, NECA CEO.  “It is very sad that it took four deaths for this matter to be taken seriously.  And what’s even more worrying, is that the Government does not seem to be learning from its mistakes.  The current move by the Federal Government to introduce a national licensing scheme across our industry, that potentially lower  standards to save money, could well lead to another “pink batts” crisis in the future,” Tinslay adds.

“We hope the Government will start taking the views from industry – and in the case of the national licensing, from the unions as well, more seriously.  We are always focused on safety for our members, and for the community, so we believe we have a view that should be heard and respected,” adds Tinslay.  “As a result we are now lobbying the state Governments to reject the current proposals.”

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