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Latest News & Updates
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.

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.

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.

Reports reveal urgent need to reform broken CPA in face of looming crisis
Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Two separate reports this week have revealed the urgent need to reform the broken Community Pharmacy Agreement in the face of a looming crisis in community pharmacy.

Professionals working later in life
Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Are you a professional engineer between 55 and 70 in the workforce? Swinburne University wants to hear from you.

It’s Time to Act as Community Pharmacy Wages Go Nowhere
Monday, 31 March 2014

The wages of Australia’s community pharmacists are stagnating with the 2013/14 Community Pharmacist Survey showing that average hourly base pay rates have risen by a mere 23 cents per hour since 2009.

Professional Engineers Australia workplace poster
Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Download and print your own Professional Engineers Australia workplace poster

For the defence of the nation, we need engineers
Saturday, 22 March 2014

CEO Chris Walton writes in the Canberra Times on the importance of building engineering capacity in government defence procurement.

Best value is elusive without engineers
Saturday, 22 March 2014

NSW Director Paul Davies writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on why Roads and Marine Services (RMS) need to invest in engineers.

PPA win at FWC: Pharmacists not to be considered with fast food workers
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Professional Pharmacists Australia has welcomed a ruling by the Fair Work Commission to keep the Pharmacy Industry Award in the health industry awards group.

Represent Professional Scientists Australia in your workplace
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Represent professionals working in science in your workplace by downloading and printing your workplace poster.

Engineers call for O’Farrell to invest now to save taxpayer millions
Monday, 17 March 2014

Professional Engineers Australia has called on the O’Farrell Government to make an urgent investment in engineering capacity at roads agency Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)

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WA - Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Self-Managed Super Funds: What it takes

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NSW - Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Self-Managed Super Funds: What it takes

VIC - Wednesday, 14 May 2014
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