Professionals Australia ACT Director David Smith, in his capacity of representing Defence engineers, said the report highlighted the risks of having less in-house expertise and the “hollowing out of engineering capability”.
The new amendments are particularly important for professional engineers to be aware of, and even if you do not work in Queensland, you may now need to be registered.
This has provided another example of how “out of touch” the TasWater Executive were, after spending a million dollars on consultants and taking almost a year to restructure the organisation.
Last week Professionals Australia met with members of the First Principles Team (former Defence Minister the Hon. Robert Hill and Major-General Paul Symon) to expand on the submission made by Professionals Australia to the White Paper/First Principles Review.
t is perhaps emblematic of the negligence in the management of advanced manufacturing in this country that this Bill, which amounts to the abandonment of the automotive manufacturing industry in Australia.
Engineers in the electricity sector met these plans to privatise NSW’s “poles and wires” with mixed emotions. In a member survey shortly after these announcements in July, 84 per cent of electricity engineer members said they did not support privatisation.
Mr Albanese greeted the campaign with enthusiasm and asked that Professionals Australia keep him up to date with developments on both the Better Infrastructure campaign, and the views of members regarding the development of Commonwealth funded infrastructure projects.