BAE Systems wins contract for defence project

The Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) is pleased with the Federal Government’s selection of BAE Systems to deliver the Future Frigate SEA 5000 project for the Royal Australian Navy.  This news is especially pleasing as BAE Systems will be utilising South Australian builder, ASC Shipbuilding meaning the nine new frigates will be Australian made by Australian workers…

Update: Engineers Registration Bill 2018

The Department of Treasury and Finance has updated the Frequently Asked Questions about the Engineers Registration Bill 2018.  This Bill was passed by the Legislative Assembly in March and was introduced into the Legislative Council in May and is currently in its Second Reading.   The FAQs were updated in consultation with engineering professionals like you, industry stakeholders and the Victorian public through stakeholder meetings,…

Engineers crucial to Victorian budget

The Victorian Budget was handed down on Tuesday and we’ve analysed the Budget papers for you to assess the key benefits for Professionals Australia members. It is a particularly strong budget for engineers with Victoria’s largest every infrastructure investment in the pipeline for the next four years, but there were also important initiatives in the…