Senator addresses members in Melbourne

The Defence science and engineering workforce has been campaigning against repeated attacks on its job numbers and funding. Professionals Australia members in Defence have gathered in Melbourne to take a stand against the disrespectful treatment they’ve received from the Federal government.

NSW train system dangerous without government engineers

Reports today that the NSW government does not know the strength of carrying capacity of up to 23 percent of the State’s train bridges are not surprising given the NSW Government has down-sized internal engineering capacity. Professionals Australia says maintenance of public infrastructure requires internal government engineering expertise. “The NSW Government has cut staffing budgets…

Skills target must include engineers

Professionals Australia welcomes Labor’s commitment to see one in ten jobs on priority infrastructure projects filled by new apprentices, but insists that this target must extend to the engineering profession. Delivering training opportunities for young Australian workers on major projects will guarantee the next generation of skilled workers get the on-the-job opportunities they deserve. The…