Business and management

Schneider Electric to host Smart Cities Hackathon

28 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric will be holding its first hackathon on smart cities from 8–9 May in Sydney

National policy essential to improving energy security

28 April, 2017 by

A national plan for energy could save Australian energy customers $100 billion and improve energy security according to the final report of the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap, released by Energy Networks Australia and CSIRO.

457 Visa scrapped; electrical jobs still available for skilled migration

19 April, 2017 by

The federal government has announced that the 457 Visa will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa.

Govt urged to stand firm on subbies pay reform

12 April, 2017 by

The electrical industry body Master Electricians Australia (MEA) is urging the Queensland Government to stand firm on the Project bank accounts initiative.

Employees off due to illness have a duty to communicate

11 April, 2017 by Hall & Wilcox | Supplied by: Hall & Wilcox

A recent case has found that employees on long-term absences from work due to injury or illness have a duty to communicate with their employers.

House building activity expands while apartment building slows

10 April, 2017 by

The Australian PCI dropped by 1.9 points to 51.2 in March, indicating a slower rate of industry growth following February's solid recovery.

ABB strengthens industrial automation portfolio with B&R purchase

06 April, 2017 by

ABB has acquired B&R, a company focused on product- and software-based open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide.

Tax cuts to benefit small and medium electrical contractors

06 April, 2017 by

The government has secured a cut to the company tax for small and medium Australian businesses. Companies with a turnover of less than $10 million will receive a 2.5% reduction in their tax rate this financial year

Redback Technologies receives further funding boost

05 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Redback Technologies Australia

Australian energy technology company Redback Technologies has received around $1.96 million from the Queensland Government.

​NHP founder Nigel Peck dies at 89

04 April, 2017 by

Nigel Hugh Peck, the founder of NHP, has died at age 89.

CEFC to invest $80 million in Bodangora wind farm

04 April, 2017 by

The CEFC is investing $80 million in the Bodangora wind farm project in the Central West, New South Wales.

Schneider Electric successfully protects Clipsal brand

24 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Clipsal by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has successfully defended its iconic brand, Clipsal, from intellectual property infringement by Clipso Electrical.

MEA warns against race to the bottom

24 March, 2017 by

Master Electricians Australia (MEA) has questioned the capacity of ACTU boss Sally McManus, following her appearance on the ABC's 7.30 current affairs program last week.

EMC standards to change

21 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Austest Laboratories

Years ago, manufacturers made AV equipment and others made information technology equipment and crossovers between the two categories were rare. Fast forward and the line between audiovisual devices and computers is extremely blurred, with AV integrating Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet and other technologies.

Vivid Sydney is back, bigger than ever

20 March, 2017 by

The annual Vivid Sydney festival is back on this year, bigger and better than ever. Billed as "the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas", the event runs for 23 days (26 May to 17 June 2017) and will transform the harbour city with its colourful creative canvas. Last year's Vivid Sydney attracted a record 2.31 million attendees, and hopes are for more this year.

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