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Latest News & Updates
Unions slam SA Government’s bizarre tactics in public sector EBA negotiations
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Unions have slammed the SA Government for using “bizarre” tactics to push South Australia’s 35,000 salaried public sector workers to sign up to an EBA that would see workers far worse off.

Professionals Australia calls for maintenance of Automotive Transformation Scheme
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Professionals Australia has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics, which is currently reviewing the Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014.

Professionals Australia pays tribute to Gough Whitlam
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Professionals Australia today pays tribute to the great leader and bold reformer Gough Whitlam AC QC.

NSW power engineers raise concerns about reliability amid privatisation debate
Sunday, 19 October 2014

In August, the NSW Government released the "Rebuilding NSW" discussion paper, that proposed to invest $20 billion in infrastructure, funded by the lease of 49 per cent of NSW’s electricity network.

Medical scientists welcome Transforming Health initiative
Friday, 17 October 2014

South Australia’s medical scientists have welcomed the Government’s release of the Transforming Health discussion paper today.

Members tell us their ideas for Better Infrastructure (and it’s not what you think).
Thursday, 16 October 2014

As Professionals Australia’s Better Infrastructure campaign rolls out across the country, we asked members what they wanted to see in infrastructure, and we received very interesting answers.

Overcrowding Set To Compound Crisis In Medical Science
Thursday, 16 October 2014

GP co-payment set to stretch already strained medical scientists to breaking point.

Professionals Australia welcomes Government’s Industry Innovation Agenda
Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Professionals Australia has welcomed the Abbott Government’s Competitiveness Agenda but maintains the need for greater investment in science and the adoption of a national science strategy.

A day in the life of a professional
Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Professionals Australia is celebrating you, its members, through a new video series and we’re looking for participants.

Ambulance managers close to pay deal
Monday, 13 October 2014

After months of hard negotiations and more than a year after their last agreement ran out, EBA bargaining representatives are close to an agreement with the Department of Health.

Professionals Australia slams below-inflation pay deal for Defence Force
Sunday, 12 October 2014

Defence families across Australia are not happy about a military wage deal of less than half the rate of inflation and the stripping back of soldiers’ workplace entitlements.

All industry stakeholders need to be in 6CPA negotiations to optimise pharmacy
Sunday, 12 October 2014

Professional Pharmacists Australia has welcomed PSA’s call to optimise pharmacy.

Registered Professional Engineer launch makes prestigous Chinese newspapers
Saturday, 11 October 2014

The launch of Professionals Australia’s Registered Professional Engineer Scheme has been reported by several prestigious Chinese newspapers.

Engineers raise safety concerns as WA Government cuts road maintenance
Friday, 10 October 2014

Roads engineers have expressed their concern for public safety and the condition of WA’s roads, after the Barnett Government announced its plan to cut 15 per cent from its roads maintenance budget.

Tesla Motors is in Australia to hire automotive engineers
Thursday, 9 October 2014

Tesla Motors, the US-based company designing and manufacturing electric vehicles, is seeking experienced Australian engineers to work in California.

Nominations for our elections are open now
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The contribution and involvement of members ensure that Professionals Australia is a strong voice for members in many arenas.

Professionals Australia briefs Albanese on Better Infrastructure
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Professionals Australia’s National Vice President Andreas Marquardt has delivered a briefing on the Better Infrastructure campaign to the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese.

Prime Minister must invite consumers and pharmacists to CPA negotiations
Monday, 29 September 2014

In response to the Competition Review Panel’s findings that location and ownership rules are preventing pharmacy from playing a greater role in frontline healthcare, Professional Pharmacists Australia

Government investment in R&D hits 30 year low, while demand for innovation grows
Sunday, 28 September 2014

Data released this week showed that Government investment in R&D has dropped to 2.2 per cent of total budget expenditure, the lowest in 30 years, while demand for innovation continues to grow.

Professionals Australia discusses Industry Roundtable with Senator
Sunday, 28 September 2014

Professionals Australia’s Bede Payne met with Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells met with to discuss the industry roundtable she will host to tackle the issues that face translators and interpreters.

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NSW - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Interview Skills: Getting Your Next Job

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QLD - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

UON Jobs for Engineers: Newcastle

NSW - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

ANU Careers For Engineers

ACT - Thursday, 23 October 2014
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