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NECA celebrates future stars of the electrotechnology industry at 2019 Excellence and Apprentice Awards

 

Some of the industry’s best and brightest electrical apprentices, along with the Trade Teacher of the year, were... MORE

Industry celebrates NECA National Excellence Award winners 2019

The... MORE

New Distributed Energy Resources (DER) registration rules - what electrical contractors need to know

From 1 December 2019, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) including small-scale solar PV, battery storage and other small generators, must be registered on... MORE

NECA Centre of Excellence opens in Chullora

Thousands of young people are set to benefit after the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Training and Apprenticeships officially opened its state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence in Chullora, with guest of honour Deputy Premier John Barilaro.

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NECA welcomes new Standards Australia CEO

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) welcomes the appointment of Adrian O’Connell as Standards Australia’s new Chief Executive Officer.

NECA CEO Suresh Manickam said Standards Australia plays a critical role in the... MORE

NECA Comments: Career satisfaction often sparked by a trade

In Tasmania, only one in three job vacancies for... MORE

NECA welcomes NSW Building Commissioner and urges whole-of-industry approach to tackle current problems

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) welcomes the NSW government’s appointment of David Chandler as its Building Commissioner, which is an important step in restoring confidence in the State’s construction industry following problems at several residential towers.

NECA CEO Suresh... MORE

When insurers are afraid, we all should be very afraid of dodgy buildings

Opinion piece published by Sydney Morning Herald

When insurers aren’t willing to do business with you, you know something is wrong. Their current unwillingness to offer policies to certain professions is a canary-in-the-coal-mine moment, pointing to troubling times ahead for the whole construction industry, as well as existing and future apartment owners.

Federal and state... MORE

System punishing subcontractors

Letter to the Editor published by Australian Financial Review - June 6, 2019

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) read with interest the recent article ‘Builder insolvencies soar, subbies call for safety net’ - 6 June, 2019.

The sub-contractor (and particularly those in finishing trades) within the building and construction sector have for too... MORE

Are You Paying Super on Annual Leave Loading?

On 12 March 2019, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) issued a note clarifying its view as to whether annual leave loading attracts Superannuation Guarantee (SG) contributions. This depends on whether leave loading is ordinary time earnings (OTE). Annual leave loading will be OTE unless it is referable to a lost opportunity to work overtime.

The commonly held view is that annual leave... MORE

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