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Many Languages, One Voice
Thursday, 24 April 2014

An important step forward for translators & interpreters

A global agreement - 1600 factories and 2 million workers now covered
Thursday, 24 April 2014

One year on: taking action to prevent the next potential Rana Plaza tragedy

AiGroup to use competition review to revisit ADJ Contracting issue
Thursday, 24 April 2014

Research alliance calls for long-term vision to lock in prosperity
Thursday, 24 April 2014

Productivity Commission takes keen interest in member evidence
Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Productivity Commission has taken a keen interest in the evidence Professionals Australia members provided recently on the challenges facing infrastructure delivery.

Professionals Australia criticises return to 1950s ’punch-clock’ mentality
Saturday, 19 April 2014

Professionals Australia has criticised the government’s 1950s “punch-clock” mentality, saying that public servants already work hundreds of hours in unpaid overtime due to ongoing workforce cuts.

Haddon-Cave gives a free lesson on privatisation mistakes made in the UK
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

When it comes to the risks associated with the privatisation of military materials procurement, few have the insight of Sir Charles Haddon-Cave QC.

PPA calls on non-owners to share their concerns about community pharmacy
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

In response to concerns raised by members about the direction of pharmacy, PPA is launching “Clean Up Pharmacy” – a campaign calling for non-owners to share their concerns about worrying practices.

Governments urged not to disrupt Ford’s transition to an R&D future in Australia.
Monday, 14 April 2014

Professionals Australia has urged both the Victorian and Commonwealth ministers for manufacturing to recognise and support Ford’s move from manufacturing to an R&D future in Australia.

Napthine needs to invest in engineering to prevent millions being wasted on airport rail link
Monday, 14 April 2014

In welcoming the Victorian Government’s announcement to build the Melbourne airport rail link, engineers have called on the government to boost its engineering capacity in the May budget.

ActewAGL staff face uncertain future
Friday, 11 April 2014

David Smith has criticised the ’appalling’ timing of the announcement to ’spill and fill 135 jobs’ at Canberra’s largest electricity and gas provider.

LGEA calls for Chief Engineers, Registration to fix infrastructure backlog
Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Local Government Engineers Association (LGEA) has called for the NSW Government to amend the Local Government Act to appoint a Chief Engineer at each council and to introduce engineer registration

Pharmacists need to be aware of their rights regarding redundancy
Wednesday, 9 April 2014

With the Pharmacy Guild warning that 2,200 pharmacy jobs are set to be lost in community pharmacy, now more than ever non-owner pharmacists need to be aware of their rights regarding redundancy.

Pharmacists need to be aware of their rights regarding redundancy
Wednesday, 9 April 2014

With the Guild warning that 2,200 pharmacy jobs are set to be lost in community pharmacy, now more than ever non-owner pharmacists need to be aware of their rights regarding redundancy.

Medical Science Matters Survey Highlights Need to Invest
Friday, 4 April 2014

South Australian Medical Scientists have seized the opportunity to have their say on the future of their profession through the Medical Science Matters survey.

Medical Science Matters Launches with Success
Thursday, 3 April 2014

Over the last 10 days, Professional Scientists Australia have spoken with over 150 South Australian Medical Scientists.

Autumn 2014 Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey Open
Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey is now underway, we invite all professional engineer members to participate by completing the online questionnaire.

Australian Government Bargaining Framework Released
Thursday, 3 April 2014

This Bargaining Framework will apply to both public service agencies and Australian Government statutory authorities.

Secret government report: more NSW jobs cut
Thursday, 3 April 2014

$260 billion in transport infrastucture forecast up to 2031, we need greater engineering capacity, not less.

Older workers seek day in court as Centennial refuses to pay retrenchment pay
Thursday, 3 April 2014

Older workers made redundant at Centennial Mine will launch legal proceedings in the Federal Court tomorrow to retrieve retrenchment entitlements the company has refused to pay workers over 60yrs.

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Self-Managed Super Funds: What it takes

VIC - Wednesday, 14 May 2014
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