APESMA puts case to Senate Inquiry

APESMA has called for immediate investment in skills and expertise in a submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into Defence Procurement. APESMA has identified that without action on skills gaps and capability, Defence will not be able to deliver the strategic reform program Force 2030 on schedule. As part of the presentation to the Inquiry,…

ACMA Technical Professionals Take Action

Engineers and other professionals working at the Australian Communications and Media Authority have voted to take protected action in their quest to support capability within the enterprise agreement. The ACMA Management Bargaining Team’s reluctance to engage at the negotiation table on key skills issues and failure to present a reasonable pay offer has led staff…

Brisbane City Council Win

APESMA members have run a successful campaign to ensure professional positions are not downgraded during the workplace redesign process that is part of budget cuts at Brisbane City Council.   Members signed a petition calling on council to ensure that engineers would not be forced on to lesser conditions and that roles would not be…

APESMA Welcomes Premier-in-waiting’s STEM Strategy

APESMA has welcomed the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strategy announced by premier-in-waiting, Minister for Science and Information Economy Jay Weatherill. APESMA’s SA Director Sue Fenwick described the initiative as a much-needed policy from SA’s premier-in-waiting who recognised the importance of building a strong science, technology,engineering and mathematics sector in SA. “We congratulate Minister…

ABS: Engineering Going Gangbusters

Figures released yesterday show the amount of engineering construction work done in Australia has grown by a massive 21.2 per cent over the past 12 months. Despite the strong growth economic commentators said the results were actually weaker than expected and hopes that engineering will get Australia through a tougher global economic environment will have…