Governments Failed Holden Engineers

Holden announced yesterday that some of the very best jobs in Australia will be cut, including many of our engineering members. As these members would tell you, this isn’t just a crisis in manufacturing, it’s a crisis in engineering.  Over recent days I and our members at Holden have been making the point to governments…

Our Response to the PC Inquiry into the Auto Sector

Thanks to our members who provided feedback in response to our last enews, Professionals Australia has completed our submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into our automotive sector. Professionals Australia remains committed to retaining our automotive industry, not just because we represent hundreds of engineers and other technical professionals in the sector, but for the…

Election Notice – Stage 2 Nominations Now Open

Stage Two nominations are now open to Professionals Australia members. As an organisation run by and for members our high level of member engagement has always been a great strength.  Members are now invited to nominate in Stage 2 of the upcoming elections.  Professionals Australia, like every member organisation, depends on the commitment of its…

Treasurers Should Look to Engineers for Infrastructure Savings

Today’s meeting of state and federal treasurers should discuss ways to increase their own engineering capacities or risk wasting more billions of dollars on badly delivered infrastructure projects. CEO of Association of Professional Engineers Australia, Chris Walton, said Commonwealth Treasurer Joe Hockey was right to put infrastructure on the agenda for today's meeting but governments…