The Government’s proposal to deregulate the university sector has resulted in howls of protest from students, silent terror from parents and growing concerns from professionals worried that rising degree costs and increases in interest charges on student loans, will turn away future generations from specialist careers in science, technology and engineering.
Negotiations at TasWater broke down yesterday and the dispute is now heading to Fair Work Australia.
Professionals Australia, in its capacity of representing hundreds of technical workers in Defence establishment says the cuts to science and engineering will eventually cost lives on the battlefield and leave Australia a weaker military nation.
The list highlights the influence of outstanding engineers in all spheres of society.
The ATO is offering a range of information to assist those affected by the phasing out of the Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset.
Representing engineers at the air traffic control agency, Professionals Australia has acted to bring Airservices management to the conciliation table over the agency’s decision to remove salary progression, which allowed staff to move through pay classifications.
Roads infrastructure hit $4 billion in the first quarter of 2014, following federal government incentives for “asset recycling”.
The ACT Government has handed down a Budget that sees $2.5 billion of new projects announced.
In light of a softening engineering labour market Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton has written to Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison to request that engineering is temporarily removed from the Skills Occupation List.