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…

Member live on Sky News

Last night Professionals Australia member Gavin Scarman attended the candidates forum in the South Australian seat of Hindmarsh. Gavin is an experienced Defence professional and lives in Hindmarsh, and like many of our members he wanted to know what politicians (and aspiring politicians) have to say about the critical losses the Defence science and engineering workforce are experiencing as a…

Wild weather in SA engages members

This article was originally published by The Advertiser on May 10, 2016.  Author: Erin Jones and Doug Robertson Read the original here. FIVE South Australian jetties — mostly in metropolitan Adelaide — remain closed on Tuesday as strong winds and a king tide wreaked havoc along the coastline. Wind gusts wreaked havoc across large parts…

Budget billions will go to waste, say engineers

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 The Federal Government’s multi-billion dollar infrastructure spend must be backed by the best impartial advice to make sure taxpayer funds are not wasted. Professionals Australia, the association representing science, technology and engineering professionals, said the announced infrastructure funds in the Federal Budget risks being undermined if the Government keeps culling in-house…

Registration gives greater payment security

Registration gives greater payment security Security of payment is a major issue in the building and construction industry. It is not uncommon to hear stories of businesses going broke as a result of a payment dispute with another business or contractor. Following widespread lobbying from industry, the previous state government legislated changes to the Building…