Spotlight on what matters – The Great Barrier Reef

etender supports the Fight for the Reef campaign.

The future of the reef hangs in the balance.  As Australians we are its custodians.  If we sit on our hands and wait for someone else to do something it may be lost for ever.

You can show your support by going to  or

Stand up for something wonderful that has no voice and DO IT NOW!

New Products and Suppliers

If you’d like to save some real money on lighting supply take a look at Ledtek Global –

Feedback from electrical subbies is that these guys not only save you money on LED lights but also have quality products with great after sales service.

They have a great range and David Du is very helpful and can advise on styles and applications.


LED lighting has been around since the 1960s but is just recently beginning to appear in the residential market.

LED lights

  • are more rugged and damage resistant than than compact fluorescents and incandescent bulbs.
  • don’t flicker
  • do not produce heat like incandescent bulbs
  • are very heat sensitive – excessive heat can reduce both light output and lifetime
  • last considerably longer than incandescent or fluorescent lighting
  • don’t typically burn out like traditional lighting but rather gradually decrease in light output
  • are resistant to thermal and vibrational shocks and perform well when subjected to frequent on-off cycling


Proposed Amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act Qld

As a result of stakeholder consultation carried out by Mr Andrew Wallace, a barrister with extensive industry experience, amendments have been recommended for the BCIPA of Queensland.  There are 3 key areas of reform most notably

  • Appointment of  adjudicators  and the adjudication process
  • Timeframes for claimants and respondents
  • Provision of additional information – adjudication response can now include all relevant reasons for withholding payment.

These reforms have been approved by cabinet and will debated in Parliament mid-year with the changes likely to com into effect 1 September, 2014