Napthine needs to invest in engineering to prevent millions being wasted on airport rail link

In welcoming the Victorian Government’s announcement to build the Melbourne airport rail link, engineers have called on the government to boost its engineering capacity in the May budget. Sharelle Herrington director of Association of Professional Engineers Australia said that Investment in engineering capacity would ensure this project is delivered on time, on budget and serves…

Governments urged not to disrupt Ford’s transition to an R&D future in Australia.

Professionals Australia has urged both the Victorian and Commonwealth ministers for manufacturing to recognise and support Ford’s move from manufacturing to an R&D future in Australia. Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton said that given the Productivity Commission had now passed its final report on automotive manufacturing to the Federal Government for consideration it was important…

ActewAGL staff face uncertain future

David Smith has criticised the ’appalling’ timing of the announcement to ’spill and fill 135 jobs’ at Canberra’s largest electricity and gas provider. ActewAGL is spilling and filling 135 jobs on top of abolishing 25 currently vacant positions and making 14 full-time staff redundant. David Smith, ACT director of Professionals Australia said that announcement meant…

Australian Government Bargaining Framework Released

This Bargaining Framework will apply to both public service agencies and Australian Government statutory authorities. Latest Professionals Australia ACT director David Smith commented on this news in The Canberra Times this morning in, “Public servants union says government picking a big fight,” Read.  Good News, Bad News The good news is that the release will…

Autumn 2014 Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey Open

The Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey is now underway, we invite all professional engineer members to participate by completing the online questionnaire. As always, no identification is necessary and all information supplied is treated with the strictest confidence.   Results of the survey will be made available to members on this website in June.  All survey participants…

Professional Engineers Australia workplace poster

Download and print your own Association of Professional Engineers Australia workplace poster Association of Professional Engineers Australia believes that you deserve greater respect, recognition and reward. Various circumstances are combining to create an environment in which the capabilities of professional engineers are being undervalued. To change this trend, we need to show strength and value.…