victorian government engineers registration

Government announcement: engineer registration

The Victorian Government has made progress on its election commitment to introduce mandatory engineer registration, releasing a public consultation paper. Professionals Australia’s advocacy efforts back in 2012 resulted in the election commitment and our ongoing efforts have been driven the production and release of the consultation paper. We will be making a formal response and…

Productivity Commission report on migration released

The government has released the Productivity Commission’s report on ‘Migrant Intake into Australia’, after receiving it in April. The report calls for reforms to the country’s immigration system, to better target younger, more skilled migrants, with better English skills. The report is emphatic that migration is good for both the economy and the budget, but firmly…

APEA Election Notice 2016

Engineering members of Professionals Australia (APESMA) who are also members (free of charge) of Professionals Australia (APESMA’s) state registered counterpart union (APEA) are entitled to nominate for an APEA office. Nominations are invited for eligible members under the rules of APEA to stand as candidates for election to the APEA Committee (10 positions). After the…

Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Tasmania’s priorities called into question

This article was originally published on the ABC online on August 29 2016 by Richard Baines. To read the original, click here. Hydro Tasmania’s executives rake in big bonuses in lead-up to energy crisis There are concerns Hydro Tasmania’s incentive payments scheme is prioritising profit over energy security. Over the last three years, millions of…

skilled migration media release

Engineers challenge Minister over Skilled Occupation listing

MEDIA RELEASE The Government continues to allow companies to source engineers from overseas when thousands of Australian based engineers struggle to find work. The Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) is challenging Minister Peter Dutton to justify why engineering professions remain on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), stating the decision contradicts the Government’s own advice…