NECA welcomes "diverse and experienced" Cabinet
The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has praised the diversity and experience of Australia’s new Labor Cabinet following Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s announcement of his ministry last week.
Throughout the election, NECA advocated for policy changes across critical issues facing the construction industry, including fairer contract terms, female participation, support for more skilled worker training, the accelerated transition to an electrified economy and more significant action on renewable energy adoption. NECA stated that it was looking forward to collaboratively working with the new government and its ministers to see these areas addressed.
The association welcomed the swearing in of senior MPs to construction-critical ministries, including:
- Chris Bowen — Minister for Climate Change and Energy
- Catherine King — Minister for Infrastructure
- Jason Clare — Minister for Education
- Brendan O'Connor — Minister for Skills and Training
- Katy Gallagher — Minister for Women
“We look forward to working with the key ministers relevant to the electrotechnology sector to create a better functioning and resourced industry, which is more diverse and sees better protections of payments to alleviate stresses on workers and businesses,” said Oliver Judd, CEO of NECA.
“There has never been a more critical time for Australia’s construction and skills industry. NECA, its members and the wider construction industry are primed to deliver real outcomes against critical priorities, like the energy transition to renewables, skills shortage and workforce diversity.”
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