News & Views

Don't Forget Your Retention Money

13th March 2018

Presenter Jacques Nel, Senior Solicitor of NECA Legal Pty Ltd, discusses the recovery of retention money including: How to claim Retention Money under Security of Payment Legislation; Tips and Traps in Contracts; How to identify "Pay... MORE

Breaking News

20th November 2017

With the Queensland State election campaign in full swing, the NECA Queensland Chapter has released its Election Blueprint 2017 that details the key priorities that NECA believes the next State Government needs to implement to grow the electrical and communications contracting... MORE

New Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017

15th November 2017
The new Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 was assented to by the Governor of Queensland on Friday 10 November 2017 and caught the construction industry in Queensland by surprise. This new legislation repeals and replaces the Security of Payments... MORE

Industrial Manslaughter laws passed

15th November 2017
Despite strong opposition from business and industry groups including NECA, the Queensland Government last week rushed through Parliament laws that create a new offence of “Industrial Manslaughter” in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Electrical Safety Act 2002. The new laws can be used by the regulator, where a Company or Executive Officer’s conduct substantially contributes to a... MORE

Wiring Rules Changes - Information Sessions

17th May 2017

The Electrical Safety Office has released 32 free statewide information sessions across Queensland where NECA will be presenting.  These sessions are designed to help electricians prepare for the upcoming changes to AS/NZ3000 (wiring rules) due to be released later this year.

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Smoke Alarms, Emergency Lighting and Form 16s

4th May 2017

Members may have heard about recent advice from the QBCC stating that electricians can no longer sign Form 16s without a QBCC licence as well as their Electrical Contractors licence.

NECA has now obtained a legal opinion on this as the advice was given by a relatively junior officer of the QBCCs Mackay office. The legal opinion is available to you by... MORE

NECASafe iCalendar for Members

9th March 2017

NECA Queensland has developed a sample electronic Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Calendar as a reminder to those responsible for safety within Electrical Contracting firms to periodically review policies and procedures and hold meetings and conduct workforce consult

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Power Over the Ethernet is Coming to Australia

10th February 2017

Power over the Ethernet is coming with systems able to deliver up to 100 Watts connecting to devices such as lighting, computers, phones and televisions able to connect to the internet and power up via the one cable carrying < 50v AC or 120v DC or Extra Low Voltage (ELV).... MORE

Fire Alarm Law Changes - Update

28th October 2016
20th January 2017
Fire Alarm Law Changes - update
NECA has received many enquiries about the new smoke alarm laws recently passed in Queensland.  The transitional period started in January 2017.
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2017 RDO Calendar is now available on the NECA website

20th September 2016

The 2017 RDO & Public Holiday calendar has now been added to the NECA website.  Members can login and access this information via the following link: