Vale Fred Edwards

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Fred Edwards, a Distinguished Life Member of the Association of Professional Engineers (APEA). Fred was first elected to Federal Council in 1956 and was active in the leadership of the Association as a Federal Committee of Management member until 1969. He also served as a…

Healthcare Technology Management Week: May 20-26.

Healthcare Technology Management Week recognises the vital contribution made by clinical technicians and biomedical engineers to community healthcare. In light of next week being Healthcare Technology Management Week, APESMA's Biomedical Engineering Committee extends its appreciation and thanks to all clinical technicians, biomedical engineers and other medical technology professionals in Australia. The efforts of these professionals directly improve…

Australians respect engineers and pharmacists

Two professions represented by APESMA have again been judged among the most trustworthy professions in Australia. Roy Morgan Research published this week found pharmacists and engineers were among the top ten most trustworthy jobs as rated by the Australian public. According to the research 88 per cent of Australians rated pharmacists as trustworthy, giving them…

Defence leadership and APESMA commit to change

APESMA and Defence leadership have finalised a landmark joint communique committing to work together to address engineering issues across the Department of Defence. This signed communique – by the Chief of Navy, Chief of Army, Chief of Air Force, Chief Executive Officer of DMO, the Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Deputy Secretary, People Strategies…

APESMA gives evidence at engineering Senate inquiry

After months of lobbying and consultation, CEO of APESMA Chris Walton gave evidence on behalf of members to the Senate Inquiry into the shortage of engineering last week. In his appearance before the Senate inquiry, Mr Walton said that the critical shortage of engineers would have an impact on every Australian. Read the Hansard transcript…

APESMA welcomes $100 million investment in synchrotron

APESMA has welcomed new investment in the Australian Synchrotron as a smart step toward building Australia’s scientific capacity and knowledge economy. As the association that represents scientists and engineers at the synchrotron, APESMA has been calling for government investment to save the facility for the past year. APESMA CEO Chris Walton said, a thriving synchrotron…

APESMA campaign saves Holden jobs

APESMA has welcomed news that Holden will continue to produce automobiles in Australia until at least 2021, including securing their engineering and design capability into the foreseeable future. Under the terms the deal the Gillard, Weatherill and Baillieu Governments will contribute $275 million and Holden will invest $1 billion to build two new second generation…

FWA delivers major win for good faith bargaining

Fair Work Australia (FWA) has made it clear that it will not tolerate surface bargaining tactics used by companies in negotiations with their employees, in a landmark ruling handed down on Thursday. The ruling found that in the Endeavour Coal Pty Ltd v Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia case, Endeavour (a subsidiary…