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We represent translators and interpreters right across Australia.

Translators and Interpreters 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 translators and interpreters 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

Nominations for our elections are open now
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The contribution and involvement of members ensure that Professionals Australia is a strong voice for members in many arenas.

Professionals Australia discusses Industry Roundtable with Senator
Sunday, 28 September 2014

Professionals Australia’s Bede Payne met with Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells met with to discuss the industry roundtable she will host to tackle the issues that face translators and interpreters.

Interviews: How to stand out, for the right reasons
Sunday, 14 September 2014

Our Workplace Advice and Support team manager Stratos Pavlis, has taken some time to outline how you can stand out in job interviews - in all the right ways.

An industry partnership - where are we really?
Friday, 12 September 2014

In early 2013, Professionals Australia formed the joint statement of common goals with AUSIT and ASLIA - it was an industry first and a step towards partnership.

Does an interpreter’s time count for nothing?
Friday, 12 September 2014

Translator and interpreter member Mr Moreno Giovannoni, reminds us why practitioners need to come together and strive for industry reform.

ACCC decision - practitioners can now be treated as people
Friday, 12 September 2014

Under the ACCC ruling to Professionals Australia in July, translators and interpreters can now be treated as individuals, not businesses and we can bargain on your behalf.

Tax win for casual interpreters
Friday, 12 September 2014

The ATO has published advice information on the application of the itinerant worker taxation ruling - and it could deliver benefits for interpreters.

Overwhelming response to TI survey; We have an iPad winner
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Congratulations to the 919 translators and interpreters from 81 language groups, who contributed to the recent pay and conditions survey – you have achieved a fantastic result.

Professionals Australia’s response to the Beyond Doubt report
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

In July this year the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission released its report entitled, Beyond Doubt.

OnCall cancellation penalties passed onto practitioners
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Recently OnCall sent out a series of notices to practitioners indicating that they had won a contract to supply VicRoads.

Translator and Interpreter Guest Column: John Gare
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Translator and interpreter member John Gare, writes about the need for a recognised method for calculating fees.

Professional Edge, our member magazine is out now
Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Read all about the launch of Professionals Australia’s Registered Professional Engineer scheme; our call for STEM degree fees to be off-limits and getting back to first principles in Defence.

Information on application of itinerant worker taxation ruling
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Professionals Australia responds to VEO&HRC report Beyond Doubt
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Notice to members: Advice of rule change from Fair Work Commission
Thursday, 26 June 2014

Members please note a rule change in relation to the Association’s governance structure.

Building a better future for translators and interpreters - together
Friday, 20 June 2014

Last year, ASLIA and AUSIT and Professionals Australia (formerly APESMA) signed a joint statement of common goals, which set out principles for working together to fix problems facing our industry.

Professionals Australia achieves ’watershed’ moment for Translators and Interpreters
Monday, 16 June 2014

ACCC to allow Professionals Australia to collectively bargain for translators and interpeters.

Advocacy results in better guidelines for translators and interpreters
Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Professionals Australia has welcomed improvements to Victorian translating and interpreting guidelines after advocating for change over the last two years.

Many Languages, One Voice
Thursday, 24 April 2014

An important step forward for translators & interpreters

FWO settles sham contracting case affecting 10,000 call centre workers
Friday, 21 February 2014

Lost in Translation: a PA report on the TI industry

A Professionals Australia report on the barriers to building a sustainable Australian TI industry

The Case for Change - a report on risk in the TI industry

A report on consequences and costs of failures in the translating and interpreting industry


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