News & Views

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.

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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

Apprentice Stats Highlight Need for Mature Wage Apprentice Subsidy

Further declines in apprentice in-training commencements, particularly in the 25 years and over age groups, highlights the need for a Mature Age Apprentice Subsidy, says the Chief Executive Officer of the National Electrical and Communications... MORE

NECA Endorses new ACCC Infinity Cables Campaign

The National Electrical and Communications Association has endorsed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to alert homeowners and electrical contractors about the dangers of Infinity Cables.

“As NECA members would be aware, Infinity and Olsen-branded electrical cables that failed to meet mandatory electrical safety standards remain installed across... MORE

Why a Mature Wage Subsidy Makes Sense

Mature age apprentices represent a real opportunity to reduce Australia’s skills shortage, raise productivity and enrich the electrical contracting industry, says the Chief Executive Officer of the National Electrical and Communications Association, Mr Suresh Manickam.

“Generally speaking, the past work experience of mature age apprentices is valuable... MORE

Mandatory Home Safety Electrical Audits

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is calling for the introduction of a mandatory, electrical safety audit for households.

“We’re supporting this initiative given the age of Australia’s residential housing stock which presents challenges for incoming home owners or renters,” said the NECA CEO, Mr Suresh Manickam.

These challenges exist where electrical... MORE

Lean and Green keeps you in the black

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