In October, the Queensland parliament passed the legislation that created the offence of industrial manslaughter. Simply put, it means: if you cost someone their life, you'll pay.
Master Electricians Australia (MEA) has welcomed the passage of legislation through the Queensland parliament that will guarantee payments to small and medium businesses in the building and construction industry.
Two important amendments have been made to the Electrical Safety Act 2002. These amendments directly target unsafe electrical work and unsafe electrical work practices and are in addition to existing penalties and disciplinary actions available under the Act.
The Turnbull government has decided to drop the Clean Energy Target in favour of new policy designed to deliver "more affordable and reliable electricity".
The new edition of the Wiring Rules, due in early 2018, will include changes to the requirements of recessed luminaires and pool area installations.
Standards Australia recently brought together a group of senior industry and government leaders to discuss the introduction of residential on-site battery storage standards in Australia.
The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 has now come into effect, with higher penalties for serious contraventions of workplace laws and record-keeping breaches.
The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has supported the recommendations outlined in the Australian Senate's interim report on aluminium composite cladding, released as part of its inquiry into non-conforming building products.
The Australian Standard AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and due to be published later this year. The new version of the Wiring Rules will include some changes to the requirements of sleeving of conductors and clarification on the segregation of different electrical installations, according to an update by the Queensland Electrical Safety Office.
All electrical equipment offered for sale in Australia and New Zealand is required to meet a range of essential safety criteria under Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) regulations.
The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is calling for a rethink on the state government's proposed Industrial Manslaughter laws.
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is requesting views from stakeholders on the draft incentive scheme to improve demand management in electricity networks.
Standards Australia has released a new edition of the standard for plugs and sockets used in Australia and New Zealand, AS/NZS 3112, Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets.
Australian electrical bodies have issued a warning regarding non-compliant and unsafe TPS cable being supplied and sold in New Zealand.
Master Electricians has announced its support for the Queensland Government's new product safety legislation that will strengthen laws against dangerous and dodgy products in the building industry.