Advocacy

MEA members have been receiving value for over 80 years. As a national, not-for-profit organisation, we’ve been working to ensure that Master Electricians possess and retain the skills, tools, and information that keeps them at the forefront of their industry.

When electrical contractors become Master Electricians, they gain a leading business partner and knowledge source. In addition, MEA works to advocate the interests of the industry to Local, State, and Federal Governments, regulators and other key stakeholders.

COVID-19 recovery

MEA is focused on the future. As we look toward coming out the other side of COVID-19, we have commenced talks with State and Federal Governments about further stimulus packages including:

  • An energy efficiency package, allowing electrical contractors to be paid to compare electrical bills and recommend ways to improve energy efficiency in homes and businesses.
  • A smart and safe home package, allowing customers to receive a government rebate to upgrade their switchboard to install safety switches on all circuits and install a smart meter in their home to monitor energy consumption.
  • Options to keep apprentices engaged.
  • A new homes package to generate activity in the housing market.
Ongoing advocacy

We are passionate about ensuring the voice of the electrical industry is heard and we actively advocate on a range of issues including:

  • Electrical safety, regulation and standards
  • Licensing
  • Workplace relations
  • Vocational education / Apprenticeships
  • Energy efficiency
  • Electrical tariff reform
  • Support for small business
  • OHS & workers compensation
  • Red tape reduction
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Construction industry payment systems
  • Privacy
  • Skilled migration / Trade recognition immigration

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