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Latest News & Updates
Professionals Australia welcomes Senate blocking cuts to automotive funding
Monday, 24 November 2014

Professionals Australia has welcomed today’s news that the ALP and crossbench senators will block the Government’s attempt to cut $900 million for R&D under the Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS).

Professionals Australia achieves sale protections for Hunter Water Australia employees
Friday, 21 November 2014

Professionals Australia has taken an active role in achieving protections for staff, in the process of Hunter Water selling its subsidiary Hunter Water Australia in December.

Holden engineers angry at "do nothing" Victorian Government
Friday, 21 November 2014

Holden engineers have expressed their anger at the Victorian Government’s failure to “do anything” to retain their capability.

Economic Outlook for Technical Professionals
Thursday, 20 November 2014

Professionals Australia looks at the economic outlook for two of our key professional groups: Engineers and Pharmacists.

RPEng receives 100 applications in three months
Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Three months, 100 applications; RPEng is going strong and growing stronger.

Connecting Young Professionals to success
Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Professionals Australia has just launched Continuing Career Development Program (CCD) - the program designed to help Young Professionals get ahead and stay ahead in their careers.

Disbursement guidelines updated
Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Professionals Australia’s disbursement guidelines have been updated for the latest figures available.

Prime Minister’s invitation takes National President Bill Jackson to L20
Tuesday, 18 November 2014

As part of the G20 gathering of global leaders in Brisbane, National President Bill Jackson was invited and attended the L20, the labour movement’s engagement with the G20 in Australia.

Professionals Australia raises concerns about skills gaps in Defence
Monday, 17 November 2014

Professionals Australia’s Director David Smith has responded to a leaked audit showing gaps in technical capacity in the Defence Materiel Organisation, in today’s Canberra Times.

RPEQ soon-to-be cross jurisdictional
Friday, 14 November 2014

Professional Engineers working outside of Queensland may now be required to become registered.

Staff vote “no” to unfair EBA from out-of-touch TasWater Executive
Thursday, 13 November 2014

Professionals Australia director Luke Crowley said that the results “speak volumes” for the discontent among staff.

Professionals Australia Meets with Defence First Principles Team
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Last week Professionals Australia met with members of the First Principles Team to expand on the submission made to the White Paper/First Principles Review.

Professional Pharmacists Australia and Pharmacy Guild meet to discuss future of pharmacy
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

In the interests of building a strong future for pharmacy, the leaders of PPA and the Pharmacy Guild have met today to discuss the challenges that face the pharmacy profession.

It’s time to fix our pharmacy internship system
Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Chris Walton, CEO of Professional Pharmacists Australia, discussed in today’s AusPharm news bulletin, the increase in reports of problems with the pharmacy internship system and how we can fix it.

SA Public Sector EBA: Vote and make your voice heard
Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The enterprise agreement which you will be voting on asks you to change your employment in the public sector ineradicably.

Bede Payne on ABC Radio: Engineers are fundamental to Better Infrastructure
Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Professionals Australia’s Bede Payne spoke to Jon Faine on ABC 774 Radio, about the importance of engineers in building Better Infrastructure for us all.

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.

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