Professionals Australia slams cuts to workplace counseling in face of redundancies

  Professionals Australia’s ACT director David Smith has condemned DSTO’s cuts to workplace counseling services, in The Canberra Times today. Tuesday, 15 July 2014 Thousands of Defence Department public servants have had their workplace counseling services axed as the federal government’s cuts bite deeper in departmental budgets. More than 2360 workers at the Defence Science…

Degrees of doubt: STEM fees must be off-limits, says Chris Walton

  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. The Government’s proposal to deregulate the university sector has resulted in howls of protest from students, silent terror from parents and growing concerns from professionals worried that…

Market Rates for Professional Scientists

Latest Update Salaries paid to professional scientists grew by an average of 3.3% over the last twelve months, according to the results of the latest Professionals Australia survey of professional scientists, conducted over May 2014. Average annual rises of 3.5% were reported in the private sector, whilst respondents in the public sector reported increases averaging…

How does Professionals Australia work with STA and the Research Alliance?

Science and Technology Australia Professionals Australia is affiliated with Science and Technology Australia. Science and Technology Australia (STA) represents 68,000 scientists and technologists, and promotes their views on a wide range of policy issues to government, industry and the community. STA represents a range of professional interests within science across Australia with members including organisations…

Degrees of doubt: Science degree fees should be off-limits

For the sake of Australian science, Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton is calling for science degree fees to be “off-limits”. The Government’s proposal to deregulate the university sector has resulted in howls of protest from students, silent terror from parents and growing concerns from professionals worried that rising degree costs  and increases in interest charges…