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.