Engineering is fundamental to almost every goal we have as a nation. It is absolutely critical to positioning us for the future as a leader in science and R&D-driven innovationand to ensuring our ongoing economic prosperity in a rapidly-changing global environment.
For many years, generators, networks and regulators alike all forecast that Australia’s energy needs would continue to rise, much as they always have. However, over the past five years, the trend has shifted, as demand for electricity flattened, and even declined in some markets.
The 2017-18 Federal Budget will have a significant impact on the Nation’s technical professionals.
The 2017-18 Victorian Budget will have a significant impact on the State’s technical professionals, with continued major infrastructure spending.
Australia and Israel represent an incredible contrast when it comes to natural resources and innovation. Many have quipped through the years that Moses was a great leader, but a terrible navigator. Israel commands limited natural resources in a land without water, arable land or indeed any of the necessities a nation might need to stand alone and prosper.
Infrastructure Victoria (IV) has released a discussion paper and technical reports on investing in a second container port for Victoria. Feedback and submissions welcome.
Engineers have raised concerns about the structural integrity of Perth’s Swan Bridge, prompting the Association of Professional Engineers Australia to call on the State Government to address the whereabouts of the bridge, which was pre-built in Malaysia before the State Election.
Consumers basically want two things: cheaper power and greater energy security. Some would say those things are not compatible because investing in better energy security costs money – but that is a false assumption.