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NSW Budget: NECA welcomes boost to apprenticeships, payroll tax relief in NSW budget

Increased funding for vocational education and training (VET) and a reduction in the burden of payroll tax on businesses, both measures announced in the NSW Budget 2018/19, are welcomed by the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA). They were both advocated for in NECA’s 2018/19 NSW Pre-budget submission.

“This Budget provides a very welcome boost to skills... MORE

Government’s infrastructure investment presents growth opportunities for electrical contractors

Although there are no big ticket items for the electrotechnology sector in the 2018/19 Federal Budget, the ongoing investment in major infrastructure projects, company tax cuts and the extension of small business concessions will benefit electrical contractors.

“The prioritisation of major infrastructure projects including the Melbourne airport rail... MORE

NECA welcomes apprenticeship National Partnership Agreement

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has welcomed the news that five states and territories will participate in the Federal Government’s apprentice-focused,
National Partnership Agreement (NPA), as part of the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF).

The SAF is a $1.5 Billion matched funding initiative that is designed to support the delivery of 300,000... MORE

Security of Payment recommendations good news for electrical contractors

The Federal Government’s report on the Review of Security of Payment Laws is good news for electrical contractors who are frequently the last in a long chain to receive payment and so carry
the most risk should a company fall into receivership during the project.

“The report findings address the feedback we’ve been receiving from our members for many years and we welcome the... MORE

Defect electrical bigger risk than cladding

Hundreds of thousands of people across NSW are at significant risk from ageing electrical wiring in their homes and not having lifesaving residual current devices (RCDs). The peak body
for electricians, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), is calling on politicians to address the issue as a priority.

While the public and governments around the world have... MORE

Tasmania signs up to support apprentice training

NECA welcomes the Tasmanian Government’s actions in signing up to the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF).

“The decision of the Tasmanian Government to join with the Federal Government to provide funding for apprenticeships and traineeships in Tasmania will make a significant difference to young people who are seeking a career in the electro technology industry,” said Suresh Manickam, CEO... MORE

Tasmania budget creates opportunities for electrical contractors

A record $2.6 billion infrastructure spend in the 2018/19 Tasmanian budget will create work opportunities for electrical contractors.

“The Tasmanian budget is essentially good news for electrical contractors with plenty of jobs created through building works thanks to significant investments in roads and bridges, hospital upgrades, schools and TAFEs and affordable housing,” said Suresh... MORE

Joint Statement - A Stronger and United Voice for Australia’s Electrical Contracting Industry

For many years, the Australian electrical contracting industry has been represented by two organisations, the National Electrical Communications Association (NECA) and Master Electricians Australia (MEA). Both organisations have worked tirelessly to advance the interests of their members and industry, to improve safety standards and statutory compliance for contractors, their employees, their... MORE

29 June: Labor reverses position on small business tax cuts

Following calls from the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) and a wide range of industry stakeholders, the Labor Opposition has today reversed its opposition to the Government’s legislated, company tax cuts for businesses with an annual turnover of up to $50 Million.  

“NECA welcomes this decision as recognition of the challenges facing small and medium businesses... MORE

28 June: Tax cut reversal a threat to family businesses

This week’s announcement by Labor, indicating they will reverse the recently implemented company tax cuts if elected to Government, is a threat to Australia’s family owned and operated small and medium businesses (SMEs).

“Company tax cuts announced in the 2018/19 Federal Budget, are good news for SMEs. They are sensible measures that help to deliver employment and investment... MORE


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