News & Views

Bushfire Smoke and Working Outdoors: What you need to know

10th December 2019

Members are advised that the air quality on the east coast has been the subject of a number of recent enquiries. Hot, dry and windy conditions are forecasted for the summer months.

While most healthy people can tolerate temporary exposure to air pollution (though it may cause itchy eyes and throat irritation), smoke particles can aggravate existing heart and lung conditions, and... MORE

New online contractor licence application

9th December 2019

Are you getting ready to apply for your first electrical individual contractor licence?

Service NSW is implementing a new online application process to make it quicker and easier to obtain your licence and would really value your feedback. Your time is important, so if you can help with feedback, Service NSW will compensate you for your time.

To be involved email your name,... MORE

A Registered Cabler can move the nbn™ Cable and Equipment

18th November 2019

Attention all cabler’s, you are now able to now move a larger range of nbn™ service’s under the recently released Authority to Alter Facilities in Residential and Small Business Premises. The nbn™ Authority to Alter will allow registered cabling technicians to make a range changes to nbn equipment within an end user’s premises without seeking prior permission... MORE

New Distributed Energy Resources (DER) registration rules

7th November 2019

From 1 December 2019, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) including small-scale solar PV, battery storage and other small generators, must be registered on the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) DER Register. These rules will apply to installations in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and... MORE

Release of Draft Metering Installation Requirements for Comment

7th November 2019

In February 2019, the members of the CMIG formed a Working Group to develop a guideline for Metering Installation design requirements in the NEM.  The objective of the guideline is to ensure that buildings being constructed and upgraded in the NEM can be configured in a manner that supports the safe, efficient, accurate and secure installation of metering equipment. The guideline has been... MORE

It’s a super time to arrange your workplace meeting with NESS Super

15th October 2019

The NESS Super 2019 Annual Member Statements, covering the reporting period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 were sent to members recently.

This means that your employees, who are NESS Super members, may have questions about their NESS Super membership or super in general. We can assist with a NESS Super workplace visit and an employee super briefing session.

The session provides your... MORE

Changes that your Business Must be Aware of for Personal/Carer's Leave

1st October 2019

 

On 21 August 2019, the Full Federal Court of Australia handed down a landmark decision in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union [2019] FCAFC 138 (Mondelez). Mondelez deals with the method of accruing and taking paid personal/carer’s leave in accordance with the National Employment Standards under the Fair Work Act 2009... MORE

Home Wiring Essentials has been updated

17th September 2019

Stop press, exciting news the Home Wiring Essentials has been updated to reflect the latest in international and national standards. Ok, it is not that exciting but it is important that you are aware of the change. One of the underpinning standards of the Home Wiring Essentials AS/NZS 3080 has been replaced by AS/NZS11801 part 1 to 6. The reason it is now a 6 part standard is because other... MORE

WHS duties of host and labour-hire PCBUs outlined in guide

6th September 2019

Labour-hire PCBUs and the PCBUs that host their workers all have a primary duty of care to those workers and must keep up to speed with changing circumstances, like changes to... MORE

New injury dispute system, "one-stop shop" announced in NSW

6th September 2019

The NSW Government has agreed to consolidate the dispute resolution systems for the workers' comp and compulsory third-party (CTP) insurance schemes into a single personal injury... MORE

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