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.
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This week, three engineering graduates have been standing on a street in Perth holding “Mechanical Engineer Graduate for Hire” placards, in an attempt to find a job.
Professionals Australia has said that workers at the Canberra utility may be forced to apply for jobs well below their existing pay grade as ActewAGL goes through a process which has affected 135 staff.
Joe Hockey said on budget night: “One of our greatest strengths is our capacity to innovate and invent.”
Recent manufacturing figures from the United Kingdom highlight that high-wage economies can compete, according to the CEO of Professionals Australia, Chris Walton.
Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton reflects on what this Budget means for members in key sectors such as infrastructure, science, pharmacy, the public sector and the automotive industry.
The Full Bench of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has ruled that student engineers undertaking vacation work, as well as first and second year graduate engineers, will now have fair pay and conditions enshrined in an Award, as a result of Professionals Australia’s advocacy efforts.