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…