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The Association of Professional Engineers Australia believes you should get the respect, recognition and reward you deserve.

We are part of the Professionals Australia network with more than 25,000 members across Australia.

We bring engineers together not only to work for better wages and to ensure your rights are protected, but to help resolve the issues facing your profession.

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Latest News & Updates

Baird needs to get his engineering house in order to deliver $20b infrastructure plan
Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Professionals Australia has welcomed the Baird Government’s pledge to build $20 billion in infrastructure projects.

The Prime Minister must intervene: Johnston must go
Wednesday, 26 November 2014

After months of poor judgement, foolish comments, bungles and mismanagement, it is time for the Prime Minister to intervene and remove David Johnston as the Government’s Minister for Defence.

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 Informer: Water Industry Outlook
Friday, 21 November 2014

Australia’s water industry remains a last bastion of publicly owned and run essential services, but for how long? Professionals Australia looks at the current state of our water assets.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Informer: Energy Outlook
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Stay in touch with the current performance and outlook for the energy sector.

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.

Members tell us their ideas for Better Infrastructure (and it’s not what you think).
Thursday, 16 October 2014

As Professionals Australia’s Better Infrastructure campaign rolls out across the country, we asked members what they wanted to see in infrastructure, and we received very interesting answers.

Professionals Australia welcomes Government’s Industry Innovation Agenda
Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Professionals Australia has welcomed the Abbott Government’s Competitiveness Agenda but maintains the need for greater investment in science and the adoption of a national science strategy.

Professionals Australia slams below-inflation pay deal for Defence Force
Sunday, 12 October 2014

Defence families across Australia are not happy about a military wage deal of less than half the rate of inflation and the stripping back of soldiers’ workplace entitlements.