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Part of our re-branding from APESMA to Professionals Australia includes Scientists receiving their own identity, they are now known as Professional Scientists Australia.

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Latest News & Updates
Salary survey shows moderate growth in scientists wages
Thursday, 7 August 2014

Professional scientists have achieved moderate remuneration growth this year. Their earnings continue to grow well compared with average increases and they remain ahead of CPI.

Pharmacist Interns: Know Your Rights
Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Let’s face it, pharmacist interns are swamped with information and new things to learn. So, knowing your rights and responsibilities at work might be the last thing on your mind.

Professionals Australia slams TasWater’s $1.1m spend on consultants
Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Professionals Australia has condemned TasWater’s spending of $1.1 million on consultants in the past year, at the same time the corporation was treating local employees poorly.

Professionals Australia launches RPEng: Quality, affordable registration.
Friday, 1 August 2014

Professionals Australia has launched the Registered Professional Engineers (RPEng) scheme as a quality, affordable way to maintain professional standards & deliver benefits to the economy & community.

PPA calls for greater industry awareness on changes to the Pharmacy Industry Award
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) is calling for greater industry awareness of the important changes to the Pharmacy Industry Award that came into effect on 1 July 2014.

ADF facing similar pay offer to Defence civilians
Monday, 28 July 2014

Uniform personnel may be faced with the same paltry pay offer likely to be put to Defence civilian employees.

Minister must intervene: Leaked docs show Defence pay offer at less than 1%
Friday, 25 July 2014

Leaked departmental documents show workers will also be expected to work an extra half an hour each week, give up two paid days off each year and agree to slower career and pay progression.

Would PPA treat a supermarket pharmacist differently?
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Professional Pharmacists Australia’s president Dr Geoff March explains that we provide workplace advice and support to any employee pharmacist member in difficulty - regardless of where they work.

Qantas Professional Engineers Update
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Members can take encouragement from the amendments to the Qantas Sale Act that passed both houses of Parliament last week.

Vale George Weston (Distinguished Life Member)
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

It is with regret we note the death of Distinguished Life Member George Weston. Members Greg Clark and Stephen Cimpoeru have written of George’s enduring contribution to the Association

Professionals Australia slams cuts to workplace counseling in face of redundancies
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Professionals Australia’s ACT director David Smith has condemned DSTO’s cuts to workplace counseling services, in The Canberra Times today.

Degrees of doubt: STEM fees must be off-limits, says Chris Walton
Monday, 14 July 2014

For the sake of Australia’s economy, Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton is calling for science and engineering degrees to be off-limits in the face of university deregulation.

Call for Centennial to “Do the Right Thing” by Older Workers
Friday, 11 July 2014

Workers are calling on Centennial Coal to “do the right thing”, in light of confirmation that the company does not plan to pay full entitlements to workers over 60, at Newstan Mine.

Spike in roads funding
Sunday, 6 July 2014

Spending on roads infrastructure is up across the country, raising crucial questions about how these monies will be spent and what safeguards are in place to ensure minimal waste.

Negotiations breakdown at TasWater
Sunday, 6 July 2014

Professionals Australia’s Tasmanian director Luke Crowley talks to the Launceston Examiner about problems at TasWater.

Workers call on BHP to “Do the Right Thing” as the company moves to axe 85 jobs tomorrow
Thursday, 3 July 2014

Illawarra Coal workers are appealing to BHP to “do the right thing” as the company plans to cut 85 local jobs on Friday.

Military scientists and engineers appeal to Tony Abbott to stop cuts
Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Military scientists and engineers have appealed directly to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to stop the spending cuts they say are weakening Australia’s ability to defend itself.

PPA: It’s time for new thinking in pharmacy
Wednesday, 2 July 2014

PPA yesterday welcomed the Woolworths’ initiative of pharmacists performing basic health checks in supermarkets, on the basis that it provided an alternative employment options for pharmacists.

PPA supports choice for employee pharmacists and Australian consumers
Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Members strongly endorse new Local Government Award
Tuesday, 1 July 2014

LGEA members have overwhelmingly endorsed the new Local Government (State) Award 2014.

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Rights at Work

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Behavioural Interviews 101

NSW - Friday, 29 August 2014

Advanced Negotiation Skills

NSW - Monday, 1 September 2014
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Management Insights

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Time Management

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