Business and management

New eligibility requirements for electrical contractor licences

20 June, 2018

From 1 July, new requirements commence for Queensland electrical contractor licences.


NECA welcomes apprenticeship boost and payroll tax relief

20 June, 2018

NECA has welcomed the increased funding for VET and a reduction in the burden of payroll tax on businesses, both measures announced in the NSW Budget 2018/19.


Tax tips for small businesses

19 June, 2018

Tax time can be a stressful time for small business owners, but they could do a number of things to get ready.


New national guidance on work-related psychological health and safety

15 June, 2018

Poor psychological safety costs Australian organisations $6 billion a year in lost productivity.


Australia's first Smart Cities Week to be held in October

15 June, 2018

Australia's first Smart Cities Week will be held in Sydney from 29–31 October 2018.


ARBS 2018 Industry Awards — winners announced

07 June, 2018

ARBS 2018, Australia's international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, has announced the ARBS Industry Awards winners for 2018.


Europe gives regulatory push to fibre investments

06 June, 2018

The European Parliament and the Council have reached a political agreement to update the EU's telecoms rules.


Coming soon: national driving laws for automated vehicles

04 June, 2018

New legislation will enable an automated driving system (ADS) to drive more automated motor vehicles in place of a human.


Landis+Gyr, PEP acquire Origin's smart meter business

29 May, 2018

Origin Energy has sold its smart meter business Acumen to intelliHUB, a joint venture between Landis+Gyr and PEP.


Funding initiative for grid stability and security services

28 May, 2018

ARENA has announced a $7 million funding initiative for renewable energy to deliver system security services.


KNX becomes technical specification in Australia and NZ

25 May, 2018

Standards Australia has adopted KNX, a standard for intelligent building networking, as a technical specification.


Security of Payment recommendations good news for contractors

23 May, 2018

The report on the Review of Security of Payment Laws is good news for electrical contractors who are often the last in a long chain to receive payment, said NECA.


New regulatory approach for LED lighting

18 May, 2018 by Mansi Gandhi

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to further improve lighting energy efficiency regulation by introducing minimum standards for LED light bulbs in line with EU standards.


Barangaroo South wins national award

15 May, 2018

Sydney's Barangaroo South has been presented with the RLB Australian Development of the Year.


Simble partners with Powercor, targets UK smart lighting market

10 May, 2018

Australian software company Simble Solutions has partnered with Powercor to support its UK expansion.


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