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Latest News & Updates
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.

Professionals working later in life
Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Are you a professional engineer over the age of 70 in the workforce? Swinburne University wants to hear from you.

Community pharmacists call for Government to remove anti-competitive rules in light of the Competition Review Panel’s recommendations.
Monday, 22 September 2014

Community pharmacists have welcomed the Review Panel’s draft report recommending that location rules in pharmacy should be lifted, and called for industry-wide consultation ahead of the 6th CPA.

The Hon. Tim Mander launches the Registered Professional Engineer Scheme
Friday, 19 September 2014

Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works, the Hon. Tim Mander has officially launched Professionals Australia’s Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) Scheme, in Brisbane.

South Australia stands to lose its best and brightest medical scientists
Thursday, 18 September 2014

Professionals Australia’s South Australian director Sarah Andrews has called for greater recognition and respect for medical scientists in today’s Adelaide Advertiser:

SA Health with head in the sand over Medical Science
Thursday, 18 September 2014

SA Health has respond to the Professional Scientists Australia claim on behalf of Medical Scientists in the current round of Enterprise Bargaining Negotiations.

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.

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.

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