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Appointment of New Executive Director NECA Victorian Chapter

The Victorian Council is pleased to announce the appointment of James Keegan to the position of NECA Victorian Chapter Executive Director effective February 15th 2016.

James’ has worked for Schneider for 25 years in various senior roles finishing within the role of Vic President Strategy & Solutions Schneider Electric Pacific.  James qualifications include Electrical A Grade (Box... MORE

Save someone’s life – spread the word about faulty cables

Thousands of Australian homes and businesses have been fitted with faulty electrical cabling and time is running out to eliminate the risk of electrocution and fire.

Infinity and Olsen-branded electrical cables that failed to meet mandatory electrical safety standards are still installed around the nation. Testing of TPS and Orange Round cables found that they could become brittle,... MORE

ABCC must be returned

Given the backdrop of media surrounding the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), NECA encourages Senator’s to listen to community and business sentiment and ensure swift passage of the legislation re-establishing the ABCC.

In December last year, the final report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was released by Commissioner Dyson... MORE

Lean and Green for savings success

The National Electrical and Communications Association’s (NECA) Lean and Green initiative, is a business support program that aims to tackle rising energy costs, which was launched this afternoon in the Tropical North Queensland city of Cairns.

the launch was attended by the Federal Member for Leichardt, The Honourable Warren Entsch MP, Deputy Mayor of Cairns Regional Council,... MORE

NECA South Africa 2016 Industry Conference Update

NECA is pleased to announce that the second keynote for the industry conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 17-21 April, 2016 is now confirmed.  Martin Janse van Rensburg from CISCO - who is a former electrician, will present on the implications of technology on our industry, and work with Glenn Platt - from CSIRO (our other keynote speaker), to help electrical contractors attending the... MORE

Dangers highlighted by the electrocution of Victorian dairy farmer

The electrocution of a dairy farmer in the Victorian town of Yarroweyah last week highlights the dangers of working in, and around electricity, and in the proximity of water, said the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam.

Ben Wright, only 21 years of age, tragically lost his life whilst holding a pump in a drainage pit.  Mr Wright’s... MORE

Melbourne electrocution: another sad day for our industry

The death of a 24 year old man, Adem Kartel, whilst working in the Melbourne suburb of Dallas is another sad reminder of the dangers of working with live electricity, said the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association, Suresh Manickam.

Worksafe Victoria is investigating the incident where the young man suffered a severe electric shock whilst working on the rooftop of... MORE

Royal Commission findings reinforce need for ABCC return

The findings of the final report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption reinforce the need for the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), says the Chief Executive Officer of the National Electrical and Communications Association, Mr Suresh Manickam.

Commissioner Dyson Heydon AC QC’s six-volume report found the labour... MORE

MAPS Pilot Now Complete

The report reflects extensive consultations with employers and other key stakeholders to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the present apprenticeship system to assist in the development of a future policy and position. You can view the report... MORE

VET FEE-HELP Reforms approved

The Federal Government’s Higher Education Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015 passed through the Senate last week with the support of the Opposition and minor parties.

The new rules, which come into effect from 1 January 2016 provide greater protections for students and seeks to increase the standards of the VET sector through the stamping out of unscrupulous marketing and... MORE

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