Thanks for the pics!.
You could see in a New Zealand roof-void things that look a lot like that too!.
Yes, we do have the same connectors here.
(Mike Trump calls them 'tunnel connectors')
Most idiots here do the same as in the pics, never enclose them in an approved Junction Box.
See that Earth Conductor joint in the second picture!.
Hmm, Lath and Plaster, we have that here too!.