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.…

Best value is elusive without engineers

NSW Director Paul Davies writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on why Roads and Marine Services (RMS) need to invest in engineers. If Barry O'Farrell wants to deliver the NorthConnex motorway without bankrupting taxpayers, he needs to ensure Roads and Maritime Services has sufficient in-house engineering expertise so that the government is an intelligent customer.…

For the defence of the nation, we need engineers

CEO Chris Walton writes in the Canberra Times on the importance of building engineering capacity in government defence procurement. If the government wants to deliver defence ships and submarines that don't bankrupt taxpayers and can properly defend our nation, it must have sufficient engineering and technical expertise. Recent findings by the Australian National Audit Office…

Engineers call for O’Farrell to invest now to save taxpayer millions

Association of Professional Engineers Australia has called on the O’Farrell Government to make an urgent investment in engineering capacity at roads agency Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Association of Professional Engineers Australia has called on the O’Farrell Government to make an urgent investment in engineering capacity at roads agency Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), to…