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…

Minister must boost engineering capacity on ship and submarine projects to stop cost blowouts.

Chris Walton has called for urgent action to prevent further cost-blowouts. Association of Professional Engineers Australia has called for the Minister for Defence to urgently review and invest in Commonwealth engineering capacity on the Australian Warfare Destroyer (AWD) and the Future Submarine (SEA1000) projects, after a damning Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report found systemic…

Vale Distinguished Life Member Dr. Brian Lloyd AM

Former CEO John Vines pays tribute to Distinguished Life Member Brian Lloyd AM, who died recently. A key contributor to the success of the Professionals Australia and its predecessor organisations, Dr Brian Lloyd AM (pictured right) passed away recently. Brian was a key player in the major Professional Engineer cases in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s…

Minister must boost engineering capacity on the AWD and SEA1000 projects to stop cost blowouts.

Association of Professional Engineers Australia has called for the Minister for Defence to urgently review and invest in Commonwealth engineering capacity on the Australian Warfare Destroyer (AWD) and the Future Submarine (SEA1000) projects, after a damning Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report found systemic failures have already resulted in a $300 million cost blowout on…

QANTAS: Joint Union Statement

Meetings with QANTAS CEO and executive team. Following the decision last week by QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce to sack 5000 workers, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and your Union called a crisis meeting with Mr Joyce and his management team to find out why they are pursuing a strategy of savage job cuts that…

R&D overlooked by Productivity Commission

Professionals Australia tells Productivity Commission its Automotive Manufacturing inquiry was insufficient, and did not investigate the research and design potential of the industry. Professionals Australia has hit out at the Productivity Commission for ignoring the research, design and innovation capabilities of automotive engineers in Australia.  In 2013, in response to the announced closures of Holden…

Advocating for professional engineers at QANTAS

QANTAS has announced that it will cut $2 billion across its business. Professionals Australia will work closely with the airline to ensure the voices of professional engineers are heard. This announcement certainly is sad news for professional engineers, for the broader employee community and the airline's customers. While this announcement has been expected, it is…