Workplace discrimination driving women away from engineering

MEDIA RELEASE | 4 SEPTEMBER 2017 The Association of Professional Engineers Australia today released a national study looking at the drivers of massive underrepresentation of women in the engineering workforce. The report, Women in engineering: Realising productivity & Innovation through diversity, found almost half (47%) of all women had experienced discrimination because of their gender,…

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…