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Latest News & Updates
Economy at risk of ’brain drain’ with loss of 300 Holden engineers
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Professionals Australia’s Victorian Director Sharelle Herrington, has expressed her “utter disappointment” at news that 300 Holden engineers stand to lose their jobs by the end of the year.

Senator announces Industry Roundtable for translators and interpreters
Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Professionals Australia welcomes the announcement by Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells that she will host an industry roundtable, aimed at tackling the issues that face translators and interpreters.

South Australia Public Sector Enterprise Agreement Negotiations Update
Monday, 15 September 2014

On 9 September 2014 the Government of South Australia put a without prejudice offer to Professionals Australia.

Professionals Australia calls for better infrastructure
Monday, 15 September 2014

Professionals Australia has launched a new video and pledge initiative to strengthen our call to Australia’s governments for better infrastructure delivery.

Join a new member and receive $100
Monday, 15 September 2014

With more members, Professionals Australia can achieve more. You can help our efforts to achieve change in your profession by talking to your colleagues and getting more members on board.

Australian scientists work six days, but get paid for five
Sunday, 14 September 2014

Professional Scientists Australia’s annual salary survey of 1,400 scientists across 13 practice areas has revealed that scientists work at least 8.5 hours extra every week, without additional payment.

Interviews: How to stand out, for the right reasons
Sunday, 14 September 2014

Our Workplace Advice and Support team manager Stratos Pavlis, has taken some time to outline how you can stand out in job interviews - in all the right ways.

An industry partnership - where are we really?
Friday, 12 September 2014

In early 2013, Professionals Australia formed the joint statement of common goals with AUSIT and ASLIA - it was an industry first and a step towards partnership.

Does an interpreter’s time count for nothing?
Friday, 12 September 2014

Translator and interpreter member Mr Moreno Giovannoni, reminds us why practitioners need to come together and strive for industry reform.

ACCC decision - practitioners can now be treated as people
Friday, 12 September 2014

Under the ACCC ruling to Professionals Australia in July, translators and interpreters can now be treated as individuals, not businesses and we can bargain on your behalf.

Tax win for casual interpreters
Friday, 12 September 2014

The ATO has published advice information on the application of the itinerant worker taxation ruling - and it could deliver benefits for interpreters.

Government pay offer for ambulance managers vanishes into thin air
Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ambulance Victoria managers are angry that Health Minister David Davis is playing games with their payrise, with a promised 12% wage increase mysteriously disappearing.

Overwhelming response to TI survey; We have an iPad winner
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Congratulations to the 919 translators and interpreters from 81 language groups, who contributed to the recent pay and conditions survey – you have achieved a fantastic result.

Professionals Australia’s response to the Beyond Doubt report
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

In July this year the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission released its report entitled, Beyond Doubt.

Does VicRoads need more training?
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

In May this year, VITS was reappointed to the language service panel by VicRoads.

OnCall cancellation penalties passed onto practitioners
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Recently OnCall sent out a series of notices to practitioners indicating that they had won a contract to supply VicRoads.

Ballot to clarify rules for Managers and Professionals Division
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Notice to National Assembly of ballot to alter rules for the Managers and Professionals Division Committee

Are taxpayers being taken for a ride on East West Link?
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

THE professional engineers that design, scope and build large infrastructure projects have questioned much of the Victorian Government’s financial and delivery assertions on East West Link.

Translator and Interpreter Guest Column: John Gare
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Translator and interpreter member John Gare, writes about the need for a recognised method for calculating fees.

Ambulance managers move toward protected action
Sunday, 7 September 2014

Managers at Ambulance Victoria will meet this week to discuss protected industrial action after the Napthine Government offered them an EBA deal that effectively amounted to a pay cut.

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SA - Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Thinking strategically about your career

NSW - Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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