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ABCC's return is a victory for Australia's electrical contractors

The passage of legislation that re-establishes the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is a victory for Australia’s electrical contractors, according to the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Suresh Manickam.

“NECA has been a strong, long-term advocate for building and construction sector reform and we have strenuously argued... MORE

Energy Efficient Lighting Consultation

The Federal Government’s Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) program has released a consultation paper to consider a range of policy options to improve energy efficiency lighting for residential and commercial users across Australia and New Zealand.

The consultation, via a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) offers four proposals including the:

⦁ Introduction of Minimum Energy... MORE

Australia's Electrical Contractors call for the return of the ABCC

Australia’s Electrical Contracting sector has once again urged the Senate to pass legislation to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). The Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 containing legislation to re-establish the ABCC was one of the triggers for July’s double dissolution election.

“The National Electrical... MORE

Registered Organisations Act passed - common sense prevails

The Senate’s passage of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 in the early hours of yesterday morning has been described as a victory for common sense by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Electrical an Communications Association (NECA), Suresh Manickam.

“Last night’s passage of the Registered Organisations Act is a victory for common sense.... MORE

2016 National Apprentice and Trade Teacher Awards

This evening, some of Australia’s brightest electrical apprentices were recognised by National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) at its National Apprentice Awards event at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra.

The Awards are held annually to acknowledge the achievements of each state’s winners.

This year’s guest speaker was Alan Tongue, the former captain of the Canberra... MORE

2016 National Excellence Awards

Yesterday, the nation’s best electrical and communications projects were recognised at the annual electrical and communications industry’s Excellence Awards, hosted by the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

State winners from across Australia attended this year’s event at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra and heard from guest speaker, Senator Bridget McKenzie, the Chair... MORE

Be safe this Summer!

With Summer just around the corner, now is a good time to ensure that your household appliances are in good working order.  It’s also important to check that they’re compliant with Australian Standards. If you’re in any doubt, let a licensed electrician have a look, prior to installation. 

NECA suggests the following seven electrical safety checks this summer:

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An industry-first for LED Technology

Exciting news from Gerard Lighting as they announce a new range of Diginet  LEDSmart+ dimmers, timers and electronic light switches. The new range features cutting-edge MultiMate Technology™ which allows electricians to provide an easy to install and cost effective solution for both single point and multi way dimming solutions. 

Electricians can now easily... MORE

NECA announces new leadership

In its centenary year, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is pleased to announce its new office bearers for the coming year, following the conclusion of its annual elections:

  •          National President:  Alan Brown (NSW)
  •          National Vice President: Greg Hodby (SA)
  •          National Treasurer: Jim Heerey (TAS).
     
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New VET Student Loans program

The Federal Government has announced the commencement of a new Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Loans program, to replace the troubled VET FEE-HELP program from January 2017, subject to legislative passage.

Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham’s reforms to strengthen the VET sector include:

  • Course eligibility to be based on industry needs... MORE

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