News & Views

Shining a light on asbestos in homes

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has welcomed the news that the State Government has acquired more than 100 homes in New South Wales and condemned them for demolition as they were found to contain loose-fill asbestos insulation.

NECA has played a key role in advocating to the ACT and NSW Governments that action must be taken to address the dangers posed by... MORE

Federal Pre-Budget Submission 2018/19

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has released its Federal Pre-Budget... MORE

NECA Welcomes new ABCC Commissioner

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) welcomes the appointment of new Australian Building and Construction (ABCC) Commissioner, Stephen McBurney who commences a five-year term from 6 February 2018.

 

The role of the ABCC is critical for the electrical contracting sector. NECA has been a strong and long-term advocate for the commission’s return, given the... MORE

2017 National Excellence Awards

The nation’s best electrical and communications projects were recognised last night at the annual National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Excellence Awards.

Almost 400 industry representatives including contractors, educators and government representatives attended the Excellence Awards at the Sydney International Convention Centre.

Attendees heard from guest... MORE

NECA Passes 5000 members mark

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is pleased to announce that it now has over 5,000 members for the first time in its history.

“Reaching the 5,000 member mark is a fantastic milestone in NECA’s long and rich history. It’s pleasing to see an uptake in membership and that the services that we’re offering are resonating amongst the electrical contracting sector... MORE

Former Auto Plant Worker wins electrotechnology Trade Teacher Award

A former electrical services technician from the Ford auto-manufacturing plant at Geelong has won the prestigious Electrotechnology Industry Trade Teacher Award for 2017.

Jamie Robertson, an A-Grade Electrician, joined NECA Education and Careers in 2016 through its Teacher Pipeline recruitment process, following completion of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and completing... MORE

NECA Releases ACT pre-budget submission

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has released its Pre-... MORE

Bring back a contestable works code: NECA

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has called for the NSW government to reintroduce a code to protect accredited service providers (ASP) in NSW, who are being left to fend for themselves in dealing with the electricity distributors.

The contestable works scheme in NSW gives customers the ability to choose which ASP connects them to the electricity supply. This... MORE

Aluminium cladding shows need for progress on non-compliant electrical products: NECA

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has reacted positively to the recommendations outlined in the Australian Senate’s interim report on aluminium composite cladding, released as part of its inquiry into non-conforming building products.

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NECA NSW Excellence and Apprentice Awards

It’s been called ‘The Dally M of the Electrical Industry’ and the 2017 NECA NSW Excellence Awards has lived up to its name and high expectations.

Taking place last Friday the 8... MORE

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