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Small Business wins from 2016 Budget

“Small Business is the backbone of the electrical contracting sector and engine room of our national economy. It’s great to see further wins for business within our sector,” said the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association, Mr Suresh Manickam, commenting on initiatives from Tuesday night’s Federal Budget.

“This Budget contains new wins for small business and our... MORE

NECA urges all parties to adopt sound Electrical Contractor policies

On the eve of a Federal Election, the CEO of the National Electrical & Communications Association, Suresh Manickam, reminds all political parties of the importance of the electrical contracting sector.

“The electrical contracting sector underpins the Australian economy in more ways than one,” said Mr Manickam.

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NECA Industry Conference Wrap-Up

The NECA industry conference closed with a “magic of Africa” gala dinner on Thursday night.  We hope our delegates enjoyed the conference as much as we did. 

For anyone who has not yet given us their feedback please click here.  

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HECS debt blowout signals need for VET reform

News that Australian taxpayers will be exposed to a five-fold increase in student’s tertiary education debts over the next ten years signals the need for VET reform, says the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam.

“Whilst NECA has been a very strong advocate for structural reform with the Vocational Educational and Training (VET) sector... MORE

NECA expresses surprise with Ergon and Energex

The Executive Director of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Queensland Chapter, Mr Mick Logan has expressed his surprise at reports that the Queensland Government owned Ergon and Energex electricity distributors and regulators were preparing to set up a new business division to enter the electrical contracting sector.

“Given that both Ergon and Energex play a... MORE

Robina electrocution reinforces dangers of working live

Yesterday’s tragic death of a retired electrician on the Gold Coast reinforces the dangers of working with live electricity, said the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam.

Initial investigations of this incident by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office have found that a man received a fatal electrical shock after entering the ceiling... MORE

Annual Review 2015 now available!

Our Annual Review 2015 is officially released and is available on our website.

Click here to view or download Annual Review 2015




Media enquiries and interviews

Barry Jackson – National Marketing and Communications... MORE

Senate's Last Chance to Support ABCC

This morning’s announcement that further debate would be held in the Senate on legislation to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is welcomed by the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

“NECA believes that the ABCC’s return is a crucial step forward for electrical contractors,” says Chief Executive Officer, Suresh Manickam.

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Final program for South Africa, and less than four weeks to go!

Here is the final programme for our conference taking place in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, Sunday 17th – Thursday 21... MORE

NECA calls for greater VET scrutiny

Media reports in relation to the management practices of an Australia-wide training provider further reinforces the need for VET sector vigilance and reform, says the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Suresh Manickam.

“Today’s reports claiming that a training provider has potentially breached corporate governance laws in addition to offering free... MORE


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