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…

The lucky country has much to learn

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.