Government review into Commonwealth Procurement Rules reports back

The Joint Select Committee into Commonwealth Procurement has released its recommendations into Commonwealth Procurement rules, which govern the sourcing of materials used in Commonwealth projects, from staplers to submarines. The review aims to address concerns that procurement culture focuses on lowest cost rather than value-for-money, a lack of accountability and transparency, unacceptable risk shifting and…

mcgowan cuts skilled migration

McGowan cuts engineers from WA skilled migration list

WA Premier Mark McGowan has followed through on his election commitment by cutting all engineering professions from the West Australian Skilled Migration Occupations List (WASMOL). APEA has campaigned to have engineering professions removed from the Skilled Occupations List (SOL), as employment statistics from the Federal Government highlight no shortage of engineers in Australia. We’re still…

Engineering the future

This article was originally published by Carolyn Rance in the Sydney Morning Herald on May 20th, 2017. Click here to read the original. Local government has come under fire in recent years for not doing enough to maintain its engineering skills base as senior engineers reach retirement. Gordon Brock is director of the Local Government…